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FLINT CREEK (YOUNG COUNTY)

FLINT CREEK (Young County). Flint Creek rises two miles southeast of Loving in west central Young County (at 33°14' N, 98°30' W) and runs southwest for twelve miles to its mouth on Salt Creek, two miles northwest of Graham (at 33°10' N, 98°35' W). The headwaters of Flint Creek are known as Baylor Springs; they were a stop along an early stage route from Fort Richardson to Fort Belknap. In its upper reaches the stream is an intermittent draw that runs through private ranchland and the Knox oilfield. After meeting with Turtle Hole Creek, however, Flint Creek becomes the main source of Lake Eddleman, a municipally owned reservoir that supplies water, electrical power, and recreational facilities to the Graham area. The creek runs through terrain of resistant ledges and low cuestas, where shallow, stony soils support live oaks, juniper, and grasses.

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Flint Creek (Young County)," accessed May 28, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbf60.

Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.