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SALT CREEK (Childress County). Salt Creek rises at a desolate point in northwestern Childress County (at 34°40' N, 100°20' W) and runs southeast for fourteen miles, until it reaches its mouth on the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River (at 34°34' N, 100°11' W). Salt Creek is formed by the confluence of two of its branches, Wet Salt Creek and Dry Salt Creek, the latter also known as Cousins Creek. Another significant branch of the stream is East Salt Creek. The area is characterized by rolling to moderately steep slopes made up of shallow clay and sandy loam soils. The vegetation varies from juniper and mesquite to cacti and sparse grasses. Salt Creek and its branches are in a vast ranching area which was once part of William Riley Curtis's Diamond Tail Ranch.


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

"SALT CREEK (CHILDRESS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.