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LARRISON CREEK (Madison County). Larrison Creek, a spring-fed perennial stream, rises seven miles north of Madisonville in northern Madison County (at 31°04' N, 95°57' W) and flows southeast twenty-six miles to its mouth on Bedias Creek, on the Walker county line (at 30°55' N, 95°43' W). Gently sloping to nearly level terrain in the area is surfaced by loam and sand that support pecan-elm, water oak-elm, willow oak-blackgum, and post oak-black hickory woods along the banks of the creek. Anglo-American settlement in the vicinity began during the early 1830s. The Fraley settlement was on the middle creek during the mid-nineteenth century. The Elwood and Cobbs Creek communities were established on the east bank of the middle creek in the late nineteenth century. Concord is on the west bank of the upper creek, and the Island community is on the east bank of the lower creek. The stream is named for Daniel Larrison, the original grantee of a league of land on the upper creek.

Madison County Historical Commission, A History of Madison County (Dallas: Taylor, 1984).

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