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FIRST CREEK. First Creek rises a mile from the Ochiltree-Lipscomb county line in southeastern Ochiltree County (at 36°21' N, 100°34' W) and runs southeast for eight miles to its mouth on Wolf Creek in Lipscomb County (at 36°15' N, 100°27' W). The stream was on the route of the Jones and Plummer Trail and on the range of the Seven K Ranch. First Creek traverses flat to rolling terrain with some local escarpments, surfaced by thick, fine sandy loam that supports mesquite brush and grasses.


Pauline D. and R. L. Robertson, Cowman's Country: Fifty Frontier Ranches in the Texas Panhandle, 1876–1887 (Amarillo: Paramount, 1981).


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

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