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COTTONWOOD CREEK (Hill County). Cottonwood Creek, one of at least two creeks by that name in the county, rises two miles north of Itasca in northeastern Hill County (at 32°10' N, 97°10' W) and runs northeast for 5½ miles to its mouth on Island Creek, in extreme northern Hill County three miles southeast of Grandview in Johnson County (at 32°15' N, 97°08' W). The creek traverses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by dark, commonly calcareous clays that support mesquite trees and cacti. The area has served as range and crop land.

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