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CHEROKEE BAYOU. Cherokee Bayou begins at the spillway and dam on Cherokee Lake in northern Rusk County (at 32°22' N, 94°36' W) and runs eight miles northeast to its mouth on the Black Slough in Gregg County (at 32°24' N, 94°32' W). The surrounding terrain varies from flat to rolling with local escarpments and is surfaced by deep, fine sandy loams that support pine and hardwood forests. The creek forms the Gregg-Rusk county line for part of its length.

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