CARROLL CREEK. Carroll Creek rises six miles south of Jacksboro in south central Jack County (at 33°08' N, 98°07' W) and runs northeast for 12½ miles to its mouth on the West Fork of the Trinity River, eight miles northeast of Jacksboro (at 33°15' N, 98°01' W). The creek traverses gently sloping to steep terrain with well-drained stony and loamy soils that support tall prairie grasses near its banks. Carroll Creek was named for James A. Carroll, a surveyor for the land near its banks in the mid-1850s. The area has been used as rangeland and for mineral production.
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