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DEADMAN CREEK (Callahan County). Deadman Creek rises about four miles northwest of Clyde in northwestern Callahan County (at 32°24' N, 99°33' W) and runs for a total of thirty miles, first northwest into Jones County, then north to parallel the Jones-Shackelford county line before reaching its mouth on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, two miles south of U.S. Highway 180 (at 32°44' N, 99°38' W). The stream, previously known as Willow Creek, was renamed after an unidentified man was found dead at one of its crossings. Deadman Creek, which is dammed in Jones County to form a reservoir for municipal supply, traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loam soils that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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"DEADMAN CREEK (CALLAHAN COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.