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CAT CLAW CREEK. Cat Claw Creek rises a half mile east of Farm Road 89 and five miles northeast of Buffalo Gap in north central Taylor County (at 32°22' N, 99°47' W) and runs northeast for thirteen miles to its mouth on Elm Creek, a quarter mile north of U.S. Highway 20 in north Abilene (at 32°30' N, 99°45' W). Mesquite, catclaw, and various grasses grow beside the stream, which flows through flat to gently sloping terrain.

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