MEXICAN CREEK (DICKENS COUNTY)
MEXICAN CREEK (Dickens County). Mexican Creek rises on the eastern edge of the Caprock four miles northeast of McAdoo in northwest Dickens County (at 33°45' N, 100°56' W) at an approximate elevation of 2,950 feet. The intermittent stream runs north for six miles to enter Grapevine Creek near the Dickens-Motley county line (at 33°49' N, 100°55' W). It runs over flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments and mostly deep, fine sandy loams covered by brush and grasses. The creek was probably named for a Matador Ranch hand who camped a winter in the vicinity or for a man killed in the area. The stream flows through isolated country and descends almost 400 feet during its brief journey.
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