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SOWELLS CREEK. Sowells Creek rises a mile west of Dublin in southeast Erath County (at 32°05' N, 98°22' W) and runs southwest eleven miles to its mouth on Proctor Lake, four miles east of DeLeon (32°00' N, 98°28' W). The stream, intermittent in its upper reaches, runs at the bases of steep slopes and benches surfaced by shallow clay and sandy loams that support juniper, live oak, scattered oak, mesquite, and grasses. Downstream, the terrain is flat to rolling with local escarpments and a surface of deep, fine sandy loam that supports hardwood trees, conifers, brush, and grasses.


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"SOWELLS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 03, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.