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SAND CREEK (Motley County). Sand Creek rises one mile west of the Cottle county line and three miles east of Tee Pee City in eastern Motley County (at 34°06' N, 100°32' W) and runs northwest for four miles to its mouth on the Middle Pease River, three miles northeast of Tee Pee City (at 34°08' N, 100°34' W). It flows through moderately steep slopes with locally high relief, surfaced by shallow to moderately deep silt loams that support mesquite and grasses. Sand Creek is possibly a later name for China Creek, a small stream found in the same area on early ranching maps. The area was once included within the Matador Ranch lands in Motley County and was used for agricultural purposes.


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

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