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NORTH SULPHUR RIVER. The North Sulphur River rises in southeastern Fannin County (at 33°28' N, 96°08' W) a mile southwest of Gober and runs east and southeast for a total of fifty-four miles, passing into Delta County just north of Pecan Gap, then briefly into Lamar County, then forming the boundary line of Delta and Lamar counties, before reaching its mouth on the South Sulphur River (at 33°23' N, 95°21' W), two miles south of Cunningham in Lamar County. The river is intermittent in its upper reaches. It traverses flat to rolling terrain, surfaced by shallow to deep expansive clays and moderately shallow to deep sandy and clay loams that support oaks, junipers, conifers, and native grasses.

Fannin County Folks and Facts (Dallas: Taylor, 1977).

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