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BEANS CREEK (Cherokee County). Beans Creek rises two miles east of Alto in southern Cherokee County (at 31°39' N, 95°01' W) and runs southeast for six miles to its mouth on the Angelina River, five miles southeast of Linwood (at 31°37' N, 94°57' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It flows through an area of flat to gently rolling country surfaced by clay and sandy loam that supports grasses and mixed hardwoods and pines. The creek was named for Peter Ellis Bean, who settled in the area around 1839.

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