COTTONWOOD CREEK (Stephens County). Cottonwood Creek rises near Farm Road 717 in southeastern Stephens County (at 32°33' N, 98°42' W) and runs east for four miles to its mouth on the North Fork of Palo Pinto Creek, two miles north of the Eastland county line (at 32°33' N, 98°37' W). The creek traverses rolling hills to flat terrain with local deep dissections, surfaced by shallow and stony to clay and sandy loams that support live oak, juniper, grasses, cacti, scrub brush, and mesquite.

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