Buffalo Creek (Lipscomb County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: June 17, 2020

Buffalo Creek rises twenty miles south of Booker in southwestern Lipscomb County (at 36°07' N, 100°32' W) and runs north for about six miles to its mouth on Wolf Creek, eleven miles west of Lipscomb (at 36°14' N, 100°28' W). The Jones and Plummer Trail followed the course of the stream to its mouth, near where the Barton brothers first settled in 1878, an area later included in the Cresswell and Seven K ranch ranges. Buffalo Creek traverses terrain that varies from flat to rolling, with local escarpments. Native vegetation comprises mesquite brush and grasses in deep, fine sandy loam.

A History of Lipscomb County, Texas, 1876–1976 (Lipscomb, Texas: Lipscomb County Historical Survey Committee, 1976). Clinton Leon Paine, The History of Lipscomb County (M.A. thesis, West Texas State College, 1941).

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

Anonymous, “Buffalo Creek (Lipscomb County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 25, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/buffalo-creek-lipscomb-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

June 17, 2020