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GILHULA CREEK. Gilhula (Gilaloo) Creek rises in eastern Ochiltree County (at 36°19' N, 100°38' W) and runs southeast for twelve miles to join Wolf Creek in western Lipscomb County (at 36°14' N, 100°28' W). It traverses flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments and mostly deep, fine, sandy loam soils that support hardwood forests, brush, and grasses. The area was at one time used by Pueblo Indians. In early settlement days, before its springs dried up, the creek was a favorite location for swimming, fishing, and baptizing. The name Gilhula is probably of Indian origin. The stream was once on the Seven K Ranch.


Gunnar Brune, Springs of Texas, Vol. 1 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1981). Wheatheart of the Plains: An Early History of Ochiltree County (Perryton, Texas: Ochiltree County Historical Survey Committee, 1969).


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

"GILHULA CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.