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COTTONWOOD CREEK (Leon County). Cottonwood Creek rises three miles west of Normangee in southwestern Leon County (at 31°01' N, 96°11' W) and runs south five miles to its mouth on West Caney Creek, in far northwestern Madison County (at 30°58' N, 96°11' W). The creek traverses gently sloping to nearly level terrain surfaced by sandy and loamy soils that support intermittent pecan, elm, water oak, hackberry, post oak, black hickory, and mesquite trees along the creek. Settlement near the stream began in the mid-nineteenth century. Normangee, east of the creek, was established around 1900.

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