Antelope Creek starts where its east and west forks join, northwest of Panhandle in northwestern Carson County (at 35°35' N, 101°32' W), and flows north through a ranching and oil area for twelve miles to its mouth on the Canadian River, east of Sanford in southwestern Hutchinson County (at 35°44' N, 101°29' W). The stream was once a part of the LX Ranch. It gave its name to the Antelope Creek Focus, the common term used by archeologists for sites of pre-Columbian Indian slab-house ruins in the general area. The stream crosses an area of rolling to steeply sloping terrain and loamy and clayey soils. The vegetation includes juniper, cacti, and sparse grasses.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Antelope Creek (Carson County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 20, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994