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JOWELL CREEK. Jowell Creek rises three miles north of Brad in northwestern Palo Pinto County (at 32°47' N, 98°29' W) and runs north for five miles to its mouth on Possum Kingdom Lake opposite Johnson Bend (at 32°51' N, 98°28' W). The stream was probably named for a member of the Jowell family, who settled in the area in 1855 and later became prominent ranchers. The local terrain is flat with local deep and dense dissection, surfaced by shallow stony soil that supports oak, juniper, mesquite, and grasses.


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"JOWELL CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.