WALLEYE CREEK. Walleye Creek rises nine miles southwest of Rockdale in southern Milam County (at 30°34' N, 97°06' W) and runs south for twelve miles to its mouth on Cross Creek, seven miles northwest of Lexington in Lee County (at 30°25' N, 97°07' W). The surrounding terrain is generally flat to rolling with local escarpments; clay and sandy loams support hardwoods, brush, and grasses. Local legend suggests that the stream received its name from a teamster whose oxen got stuck crossing the creek. While he was trying to get his team moving again, a passerby asked him what he was doing. The teamster supposedly replied, "Just walling my eyes."
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