SMALLEY CREEK. Smalley Creek rises in a flood-control impoundment a mile southwest of the Cedar Grove Church and three miles north of La Grange in north central Fayette County (at 29°57' N, 96°51' W) and runs south for two miles, first through a deep, narrow, and heavily wooded valley, and then, as it is crossed by U.S. Highway 77, through relatively flat, open pastureland, to its mouth on Jordan Creek (at 29°57' N, 96°52' W). It flows first through terrain with a shallow sandy loam surface layer over a firm clay subsoil, with a significant amount of volcanic material; this land is marginal for agricultural use and is used primarily as unimproved pasture for cattle. As the stream enters the floodplain of the Colorado River, it passes through productive soils made up of calcareous clay layers, which yield good crops of grains and hay.
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