NOLAN CREEK (BELL COUNTY)
NOLAN CREEK (Bell County). Nolan Creek rises two miles northwest of Belton in central Bell County (at 31°05' N, 97°31' W), at the convergence of North Nolan Creek (which rises at 31°09' N, 97°40' W in northwestern Bell County) and South Nolan Creek (which rises at 31°07' N, 97°48' W in western Bell County). The creek then winds southeast for 9½ miles, through the greater Belton area and central Bell County, to its mouth on the Leon River, two miles east of Belton (at 31°02' N, 97°26' W). The creek was named for Philip Nolan, an early nineteenth century adventurer. The main stream and its two forks flow through nearly level to sloping and undulating to rolling terrain surfaced by gravelly, loamy, and clayey soils used predominantly for agricultural purposes.
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