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BRUSHY CREEK (Harrison County). Brushy Creek rises two miles south of Jackson in northwestern Harrison County (at 32°42' N, 94°35' W) and runs northeast for three miles through northwestern Harrison County and southwestern Marion County to its mouth on the Lake O' The Pines, near Jackson (at 32°45' N, 94°33' W). The creek was five miles long and emptied into Big Cypress Bayou until the 1950s, when Lake O' The Pines was impounded by Ferrell's Bridge Dam. The surrounding gently undulating to gently rolling terrain is surfaced by loam and clay. The banks of the stream are heavily wooded in places with pine and hardwood trees, and the land is used in timber cultivation and agriculture.

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