Bear Creek rises at the junction of its east and west forks in central Carson County (at 35°31' N, 101°18' W) and flows to the north for seventeen miles to its mouth on the Canadian River, northeast of Borger in southern Hutchinson County (at 35°46' N, 101°19' W). The stream, in the Dixon Creek Division of the Four Sixes Ranch, is in the center of the vast Panhandle oilfield, a harsh, mostly flat area of sandy soils that support brush, grasses, mesquite, and cacti.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Bear Creek (Carson County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 28, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 2018