Country Roads


October 6, 2022

If you live in or near Jewell County, you know most of the well traveled country roads are covered with crushed limestone rock. In several choice spots in the county, the rock can be found underneath the grass covered lands, or even standing out on its own along a hill. East of Burr Oak, there are several open natural mounds of the limestone that can be seen. I imagine that is why the early settlers and along the creek decided to name the creek “White Rock Creek.” The creek winds its way from near Lebanon, north of Esbon, and beside Burr Oak, where it meets up with the Burr Oak Creek,...

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