HOME CREEK (Potter County). Home (or Ranch) Creek rises in north central Potter County (at 35°33' N, 101°53' W) and runs southeast for seven miles to its mouth on the Canadian River north of Amarillo (at 35°28' N, 101°51' W). It begins in an area of flat to rolling escarpments surfaced by deep, fine, sandy loam soils, then for the rest of its length traverses an area of moderately steep slopes surfaced by shallow to moderately deep silt loams. Vegetation along the banks of the creek varies from hardwood forests in the north to mesquite and grasses in the south. It was on this creek that W. H. Bates established the first headquarters for the LX Ranch in 1877.

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