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BIRD CREEK (Bell County). Bird Creek rises in the middle of Temple, in north central Bell County (at 31°07' N, 97°21' W), and extends southwest for four miles to its mouth on the Leon River, just south of Temple (at 31°03' N, 97°25' W). The stream was named for John Bird, a captain in the Texas Rangersqv who was killed in an Indian fight on its banks in 1839. Most of the creek is in Temple.

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