Big Timber Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 4, 2018

Big Timber Creek rises in two forks thirteen miles southwest of Lipscomb in southern Lipscomb County (at 36°06' N, 100°24' W) and flows south for twenty miles to its mouth on the Canadian River, three miles northwest of Canadian in northwestern Hemphill County (at 35°56' N, 100°25' W). It was once part of the Cresswell (Bar CC) Ranch properties. The stream crosses flat to rolling country with moderate relief and local escarpments, surfaced with sand and sandy loam that support mesquite brush and grasses.

Pauline D. and R. L. Robertson, Cowman's Country: Fifty Frontier Ranches in the Texas Panhandle, 1876–1887 (Amarillo: Paramount, 1981).

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

Anonymous, “Big Timber Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 4, 2018