JIM NED CREEK
JIM NED CREEK. Jim Ned Creek rises three miles northwest of Tuscola in south central Taylor County (at 32°13' N, 99°49' W) and runs for seventy miles southeast, across Callahan and Coleman counties, to its mouth on Lake Brownwood, eleven miles northwest of Brownwood in central Brown County (at 31°50' N, 99°07' W). The stream is intermittent in its upper reaches. Seven miles below its origin the main stream is joined by East Jim Ned Creek, which rises in southeastern Taylor County and runs south five miles to join the main stream. In Coleman County Jim Ned Creek is joined by another tributary, the South Fork of Jim Ned Creek, which rises in northwestern Coleman County and runs northeast ten miles into the main stream. Jim Ned Creek was dammed in 1966 to form Lake Coleman in northern Coleman County. The surrounding terrain of gently sloping hills to steep slopes and benches is surfaced by soils that vary from silt loams to clay and sandy loams. Local vegetation ranges from mesquite, grasses, and cacti to juniper and live oak. Various accounts suggest that the stream was named for Delaware Indian Jim Ned, or for two slaves, Jim and Ned.