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SHAWNEE CREEK (Rusk County). Shawnee Creek rises (at 32°10' N, 94°46' W) in central Rusk County on the east side of Henderson, where it is dammed to form Willow Lake. Intermittent for part of its length, it flows south for twelve miles to its mouth on the East Fork of the Angelina River, seven miles south of Henderson (at 32°01' N, 94°50' W). The local prairies are flat to rolling and covered with clay loam, which occasionally becomes darker and more calcareous. Mesquite, grasses, cacti, and some hardwoods and pines grow along the stream's banks.


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"SHAWNEE CREEK (RUSK COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed May 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.