Boggy Creek (Dickens County)

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Boggy Creek rises five miles northeast of Dickens in north central Dickens County (at 33°42' N, 100°48' W) and runs southeast over loamy soils and through mesquite-brush ranchland for seven miles before entering Little Croton Creek four miles east of Dickens (at 33°38' N, 100°45' W). A large tank was dug out on the creek while the land was owned by the Matador Land and Cattle Company. In dry weather the tank became a mud lake capable of trapping cattle that came to drink, hence the name Boggy Creek.

Fred Arrington, A History of Dickens County: Ranches and Rolling Plains (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1971).

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

Anonymous, “Boggy Creek (Dickens County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 25, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994