Barton Creek (Ochiltree County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Barton Creek rises at the edge of timber brakes in southeastern Ochiltree County (at 36°05' N, 100°35' W) and flows south for eight miles to its mouth on the Canadian River, in northeastern Roberts County (at 35°59' N, 100°34' W). The stream was formerly part of Henry Cresswell's Bar CC property and was probably named by him for his neighbors, the Barton brothers. The terrain is flat to rolling with local escarpments. The soil, mostly thick, fine, sandy loam, supports hardwood forest, brush, and grasses.

Wheatheart of the Plains: An Early History of Ochiltree County (Perryton, Texas: Ochiltree County Historical Survey Committee, 1969).

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

Anonymous, “Barton Creek (Ochiltree County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 25, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994