TEN MILE CREEK (DALLAS COUNTY)
TEN MILE CREEK (Dallas County). Ten Mile (Tenmile) Creek rises just inside the northern corporate limits of Cedar Hill in southwestern Dallas County (at 32°37' N, 96°57' W) and runs southeast for 25½ miles to its mouth on the Trinity River, 1½ miles north of the Ellis county line (at 32°34' N, 96°34' W). The creek was ten miles longer and flowed into the Trinity in Ellis County before it was diverted and channelled into the river at its present location. Where not diverted, the creek has a limestone bottom. Its steep banks are generally limestone or black clay. The soils within its watershed are predominantly clayey. Settlement along the creek began in the fall of 1844, when Roderick Rawlins, impressed by the dark soil and gently rolling terrain, settled along its bank. Most of the area was prairie, although the banks of the creek and its many tributaries were woooded. Game, particularly buffalo, deer, and turkey, was plentiful. Today, the creek flows through the corporate limits of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, De Soto, Lancaster, Wilmer, and Ferris.
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