DARK CANYON CREEK
DARK CANYON CREEK. Dark Canyon Creek rises about eleven miles east of Spur near the eastern limits of the Croton Creek oilfield in southeastern Dickens County (at 29°27' N, 103°27' W) and runs southwest through Dark Canyon for five miles to its confluence with Croton Creek, about five miles west of the Dickens-King county line (at 29°20' N, 103°34' W). The canyon was named for the profusion of trees that blocked sunlight from its course. The creek begins at an elevation of about 2,200 feet above sea level and descends more than 300 feet before reaching its mouth. The area is marked by dissected gullies and low hills with shallow soil and sparse vegetation.
Dickens County Historical Commission, Dickens County: Its Land and Its People (Lubbock: Craftsman Printers, 1986).
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