HOLMSLEY CREEK. Holmsley Creek rises four miles southeast of Comanche in south central Comanche County (at 31°51' N, 98°33' W) and runs east for sixteen miles, skirting the northern town limits of Gustine before reaching its mouth on the Leon River, four miles north of Gustine and ten miles south of Proctor (at 31°52' N, 98°23' W). The creek was named for Burrell Holmsley, who settled in the area in 1855. The local terrain is mostly steep slopes surfaced by shallow, stony soils that support cacti and sparse grasses.
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