Bird Pouroff Canyon Creek begins ten miles northwest of Gilpin in southeast Dickens County (at 33°29' N, 100°34' W) and extends southwest for five miles before merging with Croton Creek (at 33°28' N, 100°35' W). Close to its mouth it descends almost 300 feet through a steep, narrow canyon. The area is characterized by densely dissected gullies and low hills; the soils are shallow to fairly deep loams. Bird Pouroff Canyon is one of many drains of the Croton Breaks, an area of broken terrain in southeastern Dickens County.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Bird Pouroff Canyon Creek,”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 20, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
November 1, 1994