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DEAD HORSE CREEK (Eastland County). Dead Horse Creek rises three miles east of Nimrod and twelve miles south of U.S. Highway 183 in west central Eastland County (at 32°16' N, 99°00' W) and runs northeast ten miles to its mouth on the South Fork of the Leon River, eight miles southeast of Eastland (at 32°19' N, 98°54' W). In the creek's upper reaches it traverses rolling hills surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support scrub brush, mesquite, cacti, live oak, juniper, and grasses; in its lower reaches, rugged hills and scarps are surfaced by shallow, stony, sandy loams that support post oak, grasses, and chaparral.

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