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OWL CREEK (Fayette County). Owl Creek rises two miles northwest of Waldeck in northwest Fayette County (at 30°05' N, 96°49' W) and flows southwest for nine miles to its mouth on Rabbs Creek, one mile southeast of Warda (at 30°03' N, 96°54' W). Throughout its length it crosses terrain with an easily eroded shallow topsoil of sandy loam and a heavy subsoil of clay. The area is marginal for agriculture, and much of the land is covered with thickets of oak and cedar with a yaupon understory that provide good wildlife habitat. The creek's name may be derived from the numerous owls that nest in the thickets and hunt the edges of nearby pasture land.

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