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RIPLEY CREEK. Ripley Creek rises just south of Mount Vernon in central Franklin County (at 33°10' N, 95°13' W). The stream, intermittent in its upper reaches, flows in an easterly then northeasterly direction for 17½ miles to its mouth on White Oak Creek, four miles southeast of Talco in Titus County (at 33°19' N, 95°04' W). The area is gently undulating to rolling, and the soil is loamy with a clayey subsoil. The area is heavily wooded, with pines and various hardwoods predominating.

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