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HEIFER CREEK. Heifer Creek rises at Martins Mill in south central Van Zandt County (at 32°24' N, 95°47' W) and runs southeast five miles to its mouth on Cream Level Creek, just north of the Van Zandt-Henderson county line near Mars (at 32°21' N, 95°46' W). It initially crosses flat to rolling prairie surfaced by dark, commonly calcareous clays that support mesquite, grasses, and cacti. Later it traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.


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"HEIFER CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Modified on March 26, 2012. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.