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JERNIGAN CREEK. Jernigan Creek rises at the junction of its East and West forks, two miles southeast of Pecan Gap and just south of Gough Cemetery in northwestern Delta County (at 33°20' N, 95°48' W) and runs southeast for four miles to its mouth on the South Sulphur River, two miles south of Klondike (at 33°18' N, 95°45' W). It was named for a hunter who was lost for twelve days in the forest nearby. The stream traverses low-lying floodplains, surfaced by mud, sand, and gravel over dark clays. The local vegetation includes water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.

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