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BOGGY CREEK (DICKENS COUNTY)

BOGGY CREEK (Dickens County). Boggy Creek rises five miles northeast of Dickens in north central Dickens County (at 33°42' N, 100°48' W) and runs southeast over loamy soils and through mesquite-brush ranchland for seven miles before entering Little Croton Creek four miles east of Dickens (at 33°38' N, 100°45' W). A large tank was dug out on the creek while the land was owned by the Matador Land and Cattle Company. In dry weather the tank became a mud lake capable of trapping cattle that came to drink, hence the name Boggy Creek.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Fred Arrington, A History of Dickens County: Ranches and Rolling Plains (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1971).

Citation

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

"BOGGY CREEK (DICKENS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rbbrx), accessed July 24, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.