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HENSON CREEK. Henson Creek rises in south central Coryell County (at 31°20' N, 97°50' W) and runs east for eight miles before reaching its mouth on the Leon River, near Lang Mountain (at 31°20' N, 97°39' W). The stream, which is entirely within the borders of Fort Hood, runs for four miles through varied terrain surfaced with shallow, stony clay loams that support juniper, oak, grasses, and cacti. The downstream terrain is flat to rolling and surfaced with moderately shallow to deep sandy and clay loams that support hardwoods and grasses. The creek is named for William Thomas Henson, a pioneer Coryell County settler.

Sylvia Edwards

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