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WILLOW CREEK (Lipscomb County). Willow Creek rises nine miles west of Higgins in southeastern Lipscomb County (at 36°08' N, 100°12' W) and flows north for seven miles to its mouth on Wolf Creek (at 36°14' N, 100°09' W). The creek was on J. R. Wheat's ranch and, fed by Willow Spring, flowed constantly until the drought of 1950. It was part of the old Box T range. Willow Creek flows through flat to rolling terrain composed of mostly deep, fine, sandy loams that support brush and grasses.


Pauline D. and R. L. Robertson, Cowman's Country: Fifty Frontier Ranches in the Texas Panhandle, 1876–1887 (Amarillo: Paramount, 1981).


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

"WILLOW CREEK (LIPSCOMB COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 09, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.