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CHICKEN BAYOU. Chicken Bayou rises seven miles northwest of Center in western Shelby County (at 31°50' N, 94°17' W) and runs northeast for nine miles to its mouth on Flat Fork Creek (at 31°53' N, 94°10' W). The surrounding terrain varies from nearly level to moderately steep and is surfaced by sandy and clay loam that supports pine and hardwood forests.

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Chicken Bayou," accessed September 26, 2017,

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