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PORTER CREEK. Porter Creek rises six miles south of Center in southern Shelby County (at 31°42' N, 94°10' W) and runs northeast for six miles, then joins Huana Creek to form Tenaha Creek (at 31°45' N, 94°07' W). The soil varies from sandy to clayey and loamy, and the terrain varies from nearly level to moderately steep. The area is heavily wooded, with pines and various hardwoods predominating.


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"PORTER CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.