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PECAN CREEK (Fayette County). Pecan Creek rises a mile west of Holman in eastern Fayette County (at 29°47' N, 96°48' W), on land originally granted to S. A. Pugh in 1831. It flows northeast for 4½ miles past the site of the old Pecan school, through Holman (which was once named Pecan after the creek), and across Farm Road 155 to its mouth on the Colorado River (at 29°49' N, 96°46' W). Throughout its upper course the stream flows over soils with a fine sandy loam surface layer over a firmer clay subsoil. As it passes Holman it enters the bottomland soils that exhibit deep calcareous silty loam and silty clay layers over deep beds of alluvial sand and gravel. Vegetation along the stream consists of a mixture of oak, pecan, hackberry, and sycamore with an understory of yaupon and wild grape. Before 1960 cotton was produced and ginned in Holman. Afterward, most of the land reverted to pasture for cattle and, in the bottomland, to the production of corn and maize, wherever the surface layers have not been striped to remove sand and gravel for construction.

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