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NORTH GROESBECK CREEK. North Groesbeck Creek rises (at 34°26' N, 100°12' W) near the northern city limits of Childress in south central Childress County and runs east through southeastern Childress and northern Hardeman counties to its mouth (at 34°22' N, 99°46' W) on South Groesbeck Creek, four miles northwest of Quanah. A dam across the creek in the northern part of Childress has formed Park Lake in Fair Park. Though it is spring fed, the creek is intermittent until it crosses into Hardeman County. It traverses farm and ranch lands of flat to gently rolling countryside, where shallow clay loams support scrub brush and grasses.


Gunnar Brune, Springs of Texas, Vol. 1 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1981).


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

"NORTH GROESBECK CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.