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JONES CREEK (Milam County). Jones Creek rises eleven miles northeast of Cameron in northern Milam County (at 30°58' N, 96°51' W) and runs south for three miles to its mouth on Harl Creek, ten miles northwest of Cameron (at 30°57' N, 96°51' W). The rolling prairie is surfaced by clay loam that supports mesquite and grasses. The creek was named for Joseph P. Jones, who settled in the area in 1834.

Lelia M. Batte, History of Milam County, Texas (San Antonio: Naylor, 1956).

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