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SALT FORK. Salt Fork rises on the breaks of the Llano Estacado near the north rim of Palo Duro Canyon in southwestern Armstrong County (at 34°59' N, 101°29' W) and runs south for eight miles to its mouth on the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River (at 34°51' N, 101°25' W). It passes through moderately steep slopes with locally high relief. The soil is made up of shallow silt loams, and the vegetation consists of ranchland grasses and mesquite. Once a part of the JA Ranch holdings, the stream is now near the western boundary of that ranch.


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

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