Beef Hollow

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Beef Hollow is a narrow canyon in east central Dickens County. The usually dry creekbed rises six miles east of Dickens (at 33°42' N, 100°42' W) and runs south for seven miles to its mouth on Little Croton Creek, seven miles east of Dickens (at 33°37' N, 100°43' W). It traverses an area of moderately steep slopes with locally high relief, surfaced by sand and silt loam that support mesquite and grasses. As a creekbed, the canyon is sometimes called Beef Hollow Creek. The hollow was probably named by cattle rustlers.

Fred Arrington, A History of Dickens County: Ranches and Rolling Plains (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1971).

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

Anonymous, “Beef Hollow,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994