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GAVETT CREEK. Gavett Creek, probably once known as Ettas Creek, rises sixteen miles northeast of Gail in northeastern Borden County (at 32°56' N, 101°19' W) and runs southeast for twenty-seven miles, past the Myrtle and Lucy oilfields, to its mouth on Bull Creek, in Borden County 1½ miles west of the Scurry county line (at 32°41' N, 101°12' W). East Gavett Creek, a tributary, rises in Borden County two miles south of the Garza county line (at 32°57' N, 101°16' W) and runs south eight miles to its mouth on Gavett Creek, a mile south of Farm Road 612 (at 32°52' N, 101°16' W). The local terrain consists of moderately steep slopes with some locally high relief, surfaced by shallow to moderately deep silt loams that support mesquite and grasses.


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"GAVETT CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.