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RICE CREEK. Rice Creek rises in central Bowie County (at 33°29' N, 94°27' W) about two miles southwest of New Boston and runs south for 13½ miles to its mouth (at 33°20' N, 94°26' W) on Anderson Creek, about ten miles south of New Boston. In its upper reaches the stream is intermittent and has been dammed to form a small lake known as the T and P Lake. The soils are loamy around the upper reaches of the creek, where pastures and fields are used to grow a variety of crops, and clayey around the lower and middle reaches, which are heavily wooded, with post oak, blackjack oak, and elm trees predominating. The creek was probably named for Levi M. Rice, the original grantee of the land through which it runs.


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"RICE CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.