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BOWLES CREEK (Rusk County). Bowles Creek, intermittent in its upper reaches, rises a mile south of Overton in a marshy area of northwestern Rusk County (at 32°15' N, 94°59' W) and flows south twelve miles to its mouth on Johnson Creek, four miles south of Price (at 32°01' N, 94°59' W). It repeatedly crosses the Cherokee-Rusk county line. It was probably named for Chief Bowl, a Cherokee leader. The stream traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by sandy and clay loams in which pine and hardwood forests grow.

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