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JONAH CREEK. Jonah Creek rises fourteen miles southeast of Hedley in extreme southeastern Donley County (at 34°48' N, 100°33' W) and runs southeast for twenty-two miles, crossing parts of southwestern Collingsworth County and northeastern Hall County before joining the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River, fifteen miles northwest of Childress in northwestern Childress County (at 34°34' N, 100°18' W). The stream, formerly part of the Diamond Tail Ranch pastures, still drains a vast ranching and agricultural area. Jonah Creek traverses moderately steep terrain with locally high relief. Native vegetation consists of mesquite and grasses in shallow to moderately deep silt loams.


Pauline D. and R. L. Robertson, Panhandle Pilgrimage: Illustrated Tales Tracing History in the Texas Panhandle (Canyon, Texas: Staked Plains, 1976; 2d ed., Amarillo: Paramount, 1978).


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

"JONAH CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.