RAWHIDE CREEK. Rawhide Creek, a tributary of Farmers Branch, rises in the city limits of Addison in north central Dallas County (at 32°57' N, 96°50' W) and runs for six miles southwest through the city of Farmers Branch to its mouth on Farmers Branch, at Interstate Highway 35E, south of Valley View Lane (at 32°54' N, 96°55' W). It runs through gently sloping to moderately steep terrain surfaced by shallow to moderately deep loamy and clayey soils that support oaks, junipers, and grasses. In the early period of the settlement of Dallas County a tanning yard was located on the banks of the stream, hence the name Rawhide Creek.
Dallas Morning News, February 22, 1985.