WHISKEY CREEK. Whiskey Creek rises one mile east of Newcastle in central Young County (at 33°12' N, 98°42' W) and flows southwest for four miles to its mouth on the Brazos River, two miles southwest of Newcastle near U.S. Highway 380 (at 33°11' N, 98°45' W). Whiskey Springs, on the upper creek, was one of several water sources used by Fort Belknap in the 1850s, even though the sulphur content was fairly high. Two recent reservoirs, Whiskey Creek Lake and Newcastle Lake, have been dammed on the lower part of the creek. Both provide Newcastle with water and recreational facilities. The surrounding rolling prairie is surfaced by clay loam that supports mesquite and grasses, with occasional mixed hardwoods and pine forests.
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