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REECE CREEK. Reece Creek rises six miles southwest of Milano in southeastern Milam County (at 30°39' N, 96°56' W) and runs southwest for eight miles to its mouth on East Yegua Creek, five miles south of Rockdale (at 30°35' N, 96°59' W). The terrain in the area is rolling prairie, the soils are clay loams, and the vegetation consists primarily of mesquite and grasses. The creek was named for James Reece (or Reese), who had land on its banks in 1836.


Mrs. Jeff T. Kemp, Significance and Origin of the Names of the Rivers and Creeks of Milam County (Cameron, Texas, 1929).


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