ALARM CREEK. Alarm Creek rises five miles southwest of Stephenville in central Erath County (at 32°12' N, 98°18' W) and runs southeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on the North Bosque River, four miles northeast of Alexander (at 32°05' N, 98°09' W). It crosses an area of steep slopes and benches, with an elevation of 1,200 to 1,300 feet and with a land surface of shallow clay loams that support juniper, live oak, mesquite, and grasses. The creek reportedly got its name when Maj. George B. Erath and a group of surveyors camped on it and promised to give an alarm to the settlers in case of an Indian raid.
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