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COFFEE MILL CREEK. Coffee Mill Creek rises three miles north of Lake Bonham in north central Fannin County (at 33°45' N, 96°08' W) and runs east for twelve miles to its mouth on Coffee Mill Lake, in the southwestern corner of the Caddo National Grassland (at 33°44' N, 96°00' W). In the early days of Fannin County the road from the Red River to Bonham crossed the creek near a hole called Diamond Hole. A camper there nailed his coffee mill to a tree, then forgot it the next morning, whereupon Diamond Hole came to be known as Coffee Mill. Coffee Mill Creek crosses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by moderately deep to deep sandy and clay loams and dark, calcareous clays that support mesquite, hardwoods, native grasses, and cacti. For most of the county's history the Coffee Mill Creek area has been used as crop and range land.


Fannin County Folks and Facts (Dallas: Taylor, 1977). Glenn A. Gray, Gazetteer of Streams of Texas (Washington: GPO, 1919). Floy Crandall Hodge, A History of Fannin County (Hereford, Texas: Pioneer, 1966).


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"COFFEE MILL CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.