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MARLEY CREEK. Marley Creek rises 7½ miles southeast of Cherokee in southeastern San Saba County (at 30°57' N, 98°37' W) and runs east for 14½ miles to its mouth on Fall Creek (at 30°56' N, 98°30' W). The stream is intermittent for most of its length. It crosses flat terrain with localized dissection, surfaced by stony and shallow clayey soils that support live oak, Ashe juniper, and grasses. The stream is named after an early settler.


Grace Hollis Puryear, McAnelly Bend Draw-Strings (Tulsa: Tuttle, 1972).

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