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HOG CREEK (Eastland County). Hog Creek rises three miles east of State Highway 16 in southeastern Eastland County (at 32°19' N, 98°29' W) and runs southwest for fifteen miles to its mouth on the Leon River, ten miles northwest of De Leon in the northern corner of Comanche County (at 32°14' N, 98°35' W). The stream passes through Desdemona in southeastern Eastland County. An oil boomtown known as Hog Creek or Jakehamon (after the land donor) was once located on Hog Creek in Comanche County. Steep slopes surround the stream, and the shallow, sandy soil supports juniper, scattered oak trees, and grasses.

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