sidebar menu icon


SOUTH POLE CANYON CREEK. South Pole Canyon Creek rises three miles northeast of Girard in northeast Kent County (at 33°23' N, 100°38' W). The intermittent stream begins at an elevation of 2,160 feet and runs northeast for five miles to its mouth on North Pole Canyon Creek, one mile north of the Kent-Dickens county line (at 33°24' N, 100°36' W). Both canyons and creeks were named for the fact that corral poles were cut from local cedar trees. The terrain of densely dissected gullies and low hills has little or no soil or vegetation. The area is located on Matador Ranch land.

Fred Arrington, A History of Dickens County: Ranches and Rolling Plains (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1971). Dickens County Historical Commission, Dickens County: Its Land and Its People (Lubbock: Craftsman Printers, 1986).

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to:

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


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

Handbook of Texas Online, "South Pole Canyon Creek," accessed December 16, 2017,

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.