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STAG CREEK. Stag (or Stagg) Creek rises two miles south of Farm Road 1689 in northwest Comanche County east of the Brown county line (at 31°57' N, 98°49' W). The stream travels northeast for ten miles to its mouth on South Copperas Creek, two miles east of the junction of State Highway 36 and Farm Road 1477 (at 32°01' N, 98°48' W). The area's rolling prairies are covered with clay loam that supports mesquite and grasses. Schoolchildren from a nearby rural school named the creek after the deer they saw coming to drink there. The communities of Cross Roads and Stag Creek are on the stream.

Comanche County Bicentennial Committee, Patchwork of Memories: Historical Sketches of Comanche County, Texas (Brownwood, Texas: Banner Printing, 1976).

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Stag Creek," accessed January 19, 2018,

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