FORD CREEK. Ford Creek rises about 1½ miles northeast of Kanawha in northwestern Red River County (at 33°53' N, 95°14' W) and runs first north, then east, for a total of eight miles before reaching its mouth on the Red River (at 33°57' N, 95°10' W). The stream, which is intermittent in its upper reaches, initially traverses an area with loamy soils, changing to clayey near its mouth. The area to the east and south of the stream is generally wooded with pines and hardwoods. On the other side of its lower reaches, however, the land is primarily used to grow sorghum, grain, or cotton.