Beaver Creek (Foard County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Beaver Creek, also known as Eutaw or Utah Creek, rises two miles southwest of Dixie Mound and five miles west of Crowell in western Foard County (at 33°58' N, 99°50' W) and runs southeast for ninety miles, through Wilbarger County, to its mouth on the Wichita River, three miles north of Kadane Corner in Wichita County (at 33°53' N, 98°49' W). The creek is dammed in southwest Wilbarger County to form Santa Rosa Lake and in the southeastern part of the county to form Lake Electra. It is joined by Middle Beaver Creek and South Beaver Creek. Beaver Creek is intermittent in its upper reaches. It crosses an area of steeply to moderately sloping hills and flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments, surfaced by shallow and stony to deep sandy and clay loams that support mesquite, oak, grasses, hardwoods, conifers, and brush. The stream was first called Rio Eutaw or Utah; it was known by this name to members of the Texan Santa Fe expedition. It was given the name Beaver Creek by Randolph B. Marcy, perhaps for his Indian guide, a Delaware Indian named Black Beaver.

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

Anonymous, “Beaver Creek (Foard County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994