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HURRICANE CREEK (Anderson County). Hurricane Creek rises four miles northeast of Palestine in eastern Anderson County (at 31°53' N, 95°35' W) and flows south for four miles before being joined by Mound Prairie Creek, then continues southeast for nine miles to its mouth on the Neches River (at 31°49' N, 95°25' W). The creek traverses nearly level terrain surfaced by deep sandy and loamy soils that support hardwoods, pines, and grasses. The area is good range and crop land. Toward the creek's mouth the terrain is floodprone and is suited for grazing and timber production. It is rumored that the stream is named for a terrible storm in the area that was mistaken for a hurricane.

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