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TAILS CREEK. Tails Creek rises just east of the Jacksonville oilfield in western Cherokee County (at 31°58' N, 95°21' W) and runs south for twenty-six miles to its mouth on the Neches River, five miles southwest of Maydelle (at 31°44' N, 95°21' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It crosses flat to gently rolling terrain surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports grasses and mixed hardwoods and pines.


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"TAILS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.