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DARDEN CANYON CREEK. Darden Canyon Creek rises about seven miles east of Roaring Springs in south central Motley County (at 33°54' N, 100°44' W) and runs southeast for about two miles to its mouth on the Tongue (or South Pease) River, two miles north of the Motley-Dickens county line (at 33°52' N, 100°42' W). The lower creek basin was noted as fine grazing land on early Matador Ranch maps. The creek traverses an area of gently rolling hills with moderately steep slopes, surfaced by shallow to moderately deep silt loam soils that support mesquite and grasses.


Glenn A. Gray, Gazetteer of Streams of Texas (Washington: GPO, 1919).


The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

"DARDEN CANYON CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.