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COWLEECH FORK OF THE SABINE RIVER. The Cowleech Fork of the Sabine River rises two miles northwest of Celeste in northwestern Hunt County (at 33°19' N, 96°13' W) and runs southeast for about forty miles, passing Celeste and crossing U.S. Highway 69, then running between the two municipal reservoirs just east of Greenville before reaching its mouth on the Pawnee Inlet of Lake Tawakoni, about three miles west of Lone Oak (at 33°00' N, 96°01' W). Its tributaries include Hickory and Wolf creeks. The Cowleech Fork, which is intermittent in its upper reaches, traverses generally flat land surfaced with clay loams and clayey sand loams that support grasses and water-tolerant hardwoods. For most of the county's history, the Cowleech Fork area has been used as crop and range land.


W. Walworth Harrison, History of Greenville and Hunt County, Texas (Waco: Texian, 1976). Vertical Files, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas at Austin (Lake Tawakoni).


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"COWLEECH FORK OF THE SABINE RIVER," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 31, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.