Blacktail Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Blacktail Creek rises at the breaks of the Llano Estacado in northwestern Briscoe County (at 34°41' N, 101°21' W) and flows north for four miles to its mouth on the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River, near the northern county line (at 34°44' N, 101°20' W). The creek was once part of the Tule division of the JA Ranch, and most of it still lies within the ranch's boundaries. The stream crosses terrain surfaced by silt loams that support mesquite and grasses.

Briscoe County Historical Survey Committee, Footprints of Time in Briscoe County (Dallas: Taylor, 1976). Harley True Burton, A History of the JA Ranch (Austin: Von Boeckmann-Jones, 1928; rpt., New York: Argonaut, 1966).

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

Anonymous, “Blacktail Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 24, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994