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SCOTT CREEK. Scott Creek rises four miles southwest of Gainesville in central Cooke County (at 33°36' N, 97°13' W) and flows southeast for thirteen miles to its confluence with the Elm Fork of the Trinity River (at 33°30' N, 97°06' W). The creek was probably named for Robert Scott, a veteran of the Mexican and Civil wars who patented a section of land through which it flows. The local clay and sandy loams support oak trees, Texas needlegrass, Indian grass, bluestem varieties, and panicum.

Tamsen Leigh Emerson

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