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BOWLES CREEK (Cherokee County). Bowles Creek rises two miles southeast of Rusk in south central Cherokee County (at 31°47' N, 95°06' W) and runs southwest for fifteen miles to its mouth on the Neches River, two miles southwest of Weeping Mary (at 31°35' N, 95°10' W). The stream, which is intermittent in its upper reaches, traverses flat to gently rolling terrain surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support mixed hardwoods and pines. The creek was probably named for Chief Bowl, a leader of the Cherokees in East Texas.

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