PEACH CREEK (STEPHENS COUNTY)
PEACH CREEK (Stephens County). Peach Creek rises four miles southeast of Eliasville in north central Stephens County (at 32°54' N, 98°45' W) and flows northwest for four miles to its mouth on the Clear Fork of the Brazos River, at Farm Road 701 two miles south of Eliasville in far northern Stephens County (at 32°57' N, 98°47' W). The stream was originally named Pete's Creek after a wild steer called Pete that frequented the area. The misunderstanding of "Pete" as "Peach" evidently led to the current designation. The creek flows in an area of rugged hills and scarps where post oak and grasses grow in sandy loams.
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