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, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/beef-hollow.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994