GRASSY CREEK (CHILDRESS COUNTY)
GRASSY CREEK (Childress County). Grassy Creek rises just north of the Childress Municipal Airport in Childress County (at 34°26' N, 100°18' W) and runs north for twelve miles, passing through isolated farm and ranch lands that once comprised parts of the OX and Diamond Tail ranges, before reaching its mouth on the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River, six miles east of Gilpin (at 34°34' N, 100°17' W). Grassy Springs, northwest of Childress, was an early source for the creek, but heavy irrigation in the area contributed to the disappearance of the springs by the 1950s. The local terrain is rolling to moderately steep, with sandy and loamy soils that support grasses, mesquite, and cacti.
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