BARRELL CREEK. Barrell Creek heads in the breaks at the edge of the Llano Estacado in east central Briscoe County (at 34°29' N, 101°08' W) and flows north for about nine miles to its mouth on the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River (at 34°37' N, 101°05' W). Part of the land near the creek's upper waters, ten miles east of Silverton, was once known as Barrel Creek Ranch. The creek crosses terrain surfaced by shallow to moderately deep silt loams. The vegetation consists primarily of mesquite and grasses.
Briscoe County Historical Survey Committee, Footprints of Time in Briscoe County (Dallas: Taylor, 1976). Harley True Burton, A History of the JA Ranch (Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1928; rpt., New York: Argonaut, 1966).