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SALT CREEK (Kent County). Salt Creek rises twelve miles west of Clairemont in west central Kent County (at 33°10' N, 100°57' W) and runs northeast for ten miles to its mouth on the Salt Fork of the Brazos River, seven miles northwest of Clairemont (at 33°13' N, 100°49' W). The creek flows through ranch and oil lands. Much of the lower creek basin is within the Salt Creek oilfield. The elevation is about 2,200 feet at the source and 2,000 feet at the mouth. The moderately steep slopes and locally high relief in the area are surfaced by shallow to moderately deep silt loams that support mesquite and grasses.


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

"SALT CREEK (KENT COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.