JOHNSON CREEK (RUSK COUNTY)
JOHNSON CREEK (Rusk County). Johnson Creek rises on the northeastern outskirts of New London in west central Rusk County (at 32°15' N, 94°55' W) and runs southwest for seventeen miles to its mouth on Bowles Creek, just above Striker Creek Reservoir in a marsh about two miles west of Pleasant Grove (at 32°01' N, 94°59' W). The stream is said to have been named for John, one of Chief Bowl's sons. Johnson Creek, which is intermittent for part of its path, traverses flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments. Deep, fine, sandy loams support hardwood forests, some conifers, and brush and grasses along its banks.
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