WHEELOCK CREEK. Wheelock Creek, a springfed perennial stream, rises eight miles north of Centerville in north central Leon County (at 31°24' N, 96°00' W) and flows northeast eleven miles to its mouth on Alligator Creek (at 31°28' N, 95°54' W). It crosses sloping to nearly level terrain, surfaced by sandy loam that supports post oak-black hickory, pecan-elm, water oak-elm, elm-hackberry, and loblolly pine-sweetgum woods on its banks. Anglo-American settlement in the vicinity of the stream began in the mid-nineteenth century. Corinth is near the headwaters. The creek is named for a family of early settlers whose cemetery is on the south bank of the middle creek.
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