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JIMS BAYOU. Jims (Jim) Bayou rises three miles northwest of Linden in central Cass County (at 33°03' N, 94°24' W) and runs southeast for twenty-five miles before joining Frazier Creek to form James Bayou, fifteen miles northeast of Jefferson in northeastern Marion County (at 32°52' N, 94°07' W). The stream runs through an area with loamy soils. It is intermittent in its upper reaches and initially traverses gently undulating to rolling terrain; in this area Jims Bayou and a small tributary have been dammed to form three small lakes. Southeast of Linden the bayou enters gently rolling to hilly land that has been the site of extensive strip mining; here it has been dammed to form Iron Ore Lake. Towards its mouth the stream passes through the level to rolling area of the Kildare and Rodessa oilfields. The bayou was probably named for James Clark, an early settler in the area.


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"JIMS BAYOU," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.