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Author Topic: Idea for new thread ... unusual/interesting names of places  (Read 3822 times)
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« Reply #60 on: August 27, 2018, 09:40:25 PM »

Ran across a couple more interesting creek names.  Pot Rack Creek and Desert Creek.  Also found the story of how the names came to be.  Back in 1844 a group of three men ventured up into what is now Collin County.  At that time it was still Indian controlled territory and few white men went there for fear of getting their hair lifted.  They found a creek and set up camp on it's bank.  Two of the men went exploring and found another creek.  There they discovered a branch that had been stuck into the creek bank by the Indians to hang their pots on.  So they named it Pot Rack Creek.  When they got back to their camp they discovered the third man had deserted so they named that creek Desert Creek.

Finding Desert Creek also answered something I had been puzzling about for a while.  North of these ceeks there is a small town named Desert.  Short of the namers just being fond of pie after supper did not know where the name came from.  Seems Desert Creek parallels the highway up past the town and the town was built on it's banks.  So the town was named after the creek.  Not much there.  Just a few houses, a gas station, and a cemetery.  The town highway sign is beside the cemetery.


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