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MUSTANG CREEK (Kaufman County). Mustang Creek rises just east of Forney in northwest Kaufman County (at 32°46' N, 96°26' W). Intermittent in its upper reaches, the stream follows a southwesterly course for 8½ miles, through flat to rolling land surfaced with dark, commonly calcareous clays that support mesquite, cacti, and local grasses. For most of the county's history the Mustang Creek area has been used as range and crop land. Beginning in the 1930s cotton production decreased and was replaced by cattle grazing. Mustang Creek joins the East Fork of the Trinity River a half mile north of Crandall (at 32°39' N, 96°29' W).


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"MUSTANG CREEK (KAUFMAN COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed May 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.