Blue Hole Creek rises three miles east of Mary's Peak and two miles north of U.S. Highway 70 in northwestern Foard County (at 34°06' N, 99°57' W) and runs south for fifteen miles to its mouth (at 33°58' N, 99°56' W) on Good Creek, fourteen miles west of Crowell. Although Vivian lies just to the east, the creekbed mainly traverses remote rangelands. The stream originates from several large waterholes known as Blue Hole Springs. Before irrigation seriously reduced their flow, these springs produced plentiful water and were frequented by Indians, hunters, and settlers. In the late 1970s the springs continued to flow. The surrounding rolling to steep slopes are surfaced by stony clay and sandy loams that support juniper, cacti, and sparse grasses.
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Gunnar Brune, Springs of Texas, Vol. 1 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1981).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Blue Hole Creek,”
Handbook of Texas Online,
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Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
November 1, 1994