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ENNIS CREEK. Ennis Creek rises thirteen miles northwest of Snyder in northwestern Scurry County (at 32°56' N, 100°59' W) and runs southeast for twenty-four miles to its mouth on Rough Creek, eleven miles northeast of Snyder (at 32°51' N, 100°47' W). It was named for John Ennis, an early settler on its banks. The creek traverses terrain ranging from flat to rolling with local escarpments to steep slopes with locally high relief. Local soils vary from deep, fine, sandy loams to shallow to moderately deep silt loams. Vegetation includes brush, grasses, and mesquite.


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"ENNIS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.