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BARKMAN CREEK. Barkman Creek, sometimes called Big Creek, rises 3½ miles northeast of New Boston in northern Bowie County (at 33°29' N, 94°22' W) and runs northeast for sixteen miles to its mouth on McKinney Bayou, seven miles northwest of Texarkana (at 33°32' N, 94°08' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. It traverses an area of woods and pasturelands, in which a soil surface of loams and clays supports post oak, blackjack oak, and elms, as well as crops.

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