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SUTHERLANDS CREEK. Sutherlands (Southerland) Creek rises 1½ miles from Cordele in Jackson County (at 29°09' N, 96°40' W) and runs southeast for nine miles to its mouth on Brushy Creek (at 29°04' N, 96°36' W). It seems to have been named after George Sutherland, a Texas Revolution veteran and county commissioner. The surrounding flat to rolling prairie is surfaced by silty clay loam that supports a mixture of water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers, in addition to a myriad of bunch grasses.

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