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DEAD HORSE CREEK (Hill County). Dead Horse Creek rises four miles southeast of Whitney in west central Hill County (at 31°55' N, 97°16' W) and runs south for eight miles to its mouth on Aquilla Creek, just east of Aquilla (at 31°51' N, 97°12' W). It traverses flat to rolling terrain surfaced by sandy and clay loams that support scrub brush, cacti, and grasses. The creek was supposedly named for a large number of horses found dead at its banks. The area has been used as range and crop land.

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