Baylor Creek (Hall County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Baylor Creek is formed where North Baylor and South Baylor creeks join in eastern Hall County (at 34°27' N, 100°29' W). North Baylor Creek rises in the remote rangeland of southeastern Hall County (at 34°26' N, 100°31' W) and runs northeast for seven miles. South Baylor Creek rises just south of the north creek's head (at 34°24' N, 100°29' W) and travels northwest for seven miles. The two branches converge to form Baylor Creek just west of the Hall-Childress county line and six miles south of Estelline. Baylor Creek flows through west central Childress County for eight miles to its mouth on the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River, ten miles northwest of Childress (at 34°31' N, 100°21' W). The stream was once fed by numerous small springs, although most were dry by the 1980s. Baylor Creek is the main source of Baylor Lake, located seven miles northwest of the county airport. The area has moderately steep slopes, locally high relief, and a shallow to moderately deep silt loam surface. The vegetation consists primarily of mesquite and grasses.

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

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

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994