Big Skid Creek rises seven miles south of Olney in north central Young County (at 33°16' N, 98°44' W) and runs south for six miles until it enters the Brazos River three miles west of Newcastle (at 33°12' N, 98°46' W). Its drainage area comprises ranch and oil lands, including the Lairmore oilfield. Little Skid Creek, a small, intermittent tributary of Big Skid Creek, runs two miles before joining with the larger branch two miles above the Brazos River confluence. The area terrain is surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Big Skid Creek,”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 25, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
November 1, 1994