DONAHOE CREEK (WILLIAMSON COUNTY)
DONAHOE CREEK (Williamson County). Donahoe Creek rises just east of Jarrell in north central Williamson County (at 30°49' N, 97°36' W) and runs east for thirty-four miles through northern Williamson County and southeastern Bell County to its mouth on the Little River, six miles west of Buckholts in western Milam County (at 30°50' N, 97°12' W). The Texan Santa Fe expedition probably camped by the creek in 1841, though at that time they called it Deer Creek; the name Donahoe may derive from a merchant who participated in the expedition. The banks of the stream are heavily wooded in places with oak and mesquite, which were an important source of timber for early settlers in the area. The creek traverses gently sloping to gently rolling terrain with clayey soils used predominantly as cropland.
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