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TURKEY CREEK (Runnels County). Turkey Creek rises three miles west of Hatchel in central Runnels County (at 31°51' N, 100°00' W) and runs southeast for eight miles to its mouth on Elm Creek, two miles north of Ballinger (at 31°47' N, 99°57' W). It crosses steep slopes and benches surfaced by shallow clay and sandy loam that supports juniper, live oak, mesquite, and various grasses.

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