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YOUNGS CREEK. Youngs Creek, a spring-fed perennial stream formerly known as Yorks Creek, rises four miles north of Midway in northeastern Madison County (at 31°05' N, 95°46' W) and flows south twelve miles to its mouth on the Trinity River, on the Houston county line (at 31°01' N, 95°41' W). The surrounding gently sloping to nearly level terrain is surfaced by loam and clay that support water oak-elm, pecan-elm, willow oak-blackgum, and postoak-black hickory woods along the banks of the creek. Anglo-American settlement in the vicinity began during the mid-1830s. Midway was established west of the lower creek in the 1850s. Antioch was founded on the east bank of the middle creek following the Civil War. Since the turn of the century Cedar Lake developed on the west bank of the middle creek. The stream is named for Jesse Young, original grantee of a tract of land near the headwaters.

Madison County Historical Commission, A History of Madison County (Dallas: Taylor, 1984).

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