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QUAPAW CREEK. Quapaw Creek rises (at 32°30' N, 94°14' W) in southeastern Harrison County three miles southeast of Scottsville and runs southwest for 10½ miles through southeastern Harrison County to its mouth (at 32°24' N, 94°19' W) on Eight Mile Creek, eight miles southeast of Marshall. The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. Its main tributary is Turkey Creek. Quapaw Creek was probably named for the Quapaw Indians, who lived in the area in the first half of the 1800s. The local gently undulating to rolling terrain is surfaced by loams and clays that support pine and hardwood trees in places. The land is used predominantly for agriculture.

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Quapaw Creek," accessed October 22, 2016,

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