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BRIER CREEK (YOUNG COUNTY)

BRIER CREEK (Young County). Brier Creek rises ten miles east of Olney in northeast Young County (at 33°22' N, 98°36' W) and flows north for six miles to its mouth on the West Fork of Curtis Creek, twelve miles southeast of Archer City in southeast Archer County (at 33°26' N, 98°34' W). Turkey Springs was probably located on the creek in Young County. The springs were an important water source in the 1850s but have been dry for a considerable time. The creek's drainage area encompasses ranch and oil-field lands surfaced by shallow, stony clay and sandy loams in which grow oak, mesquite, and grasses.

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"BRIER CREEK (YOUNG COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbbsc), accessed February 10, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.