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ONION CREEK (Ellis County). Onion Creek is formed by the confluence of Big Onion and Little Onion creeks five miles northeast of Avalon in south central Ellis County (at 32°14' N, 96°45' W). The stream runs east for 9½ miles to its mouth on Chambers Creek, within one mile of the Navarro county line (at 32°13' N, 96°36' W). Trinity clay composes the soil along the entire length of the watercourse. This fertile alluvial soil, which has a depth of ten inches and varies from a brownish-black to black clay, produces excellent yields of cotton, corn, and alfalfa. In the late 1940s a small farming community called Onion Creek was located on this stream near the Navarro county line.

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