Buffalo Creek (Wichita County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Buffalo Creek, formerly called Buffalo Head Creek, rises in North and South forks three miles west of Iowa Park in northwest central Wichita County (at 33°58' N, 98°44' W). The South Fork rises near Electra (at 34°01' N, 98°55' W) and runs southeast for ten miles to join the North Fork. The North Fork rises three miles northeast of Electra (at 34°02' N, 98°52' W) and runs southeast for nine miles before joining the South Fork. In 1964 the North Fork was impounded by the construction of the North Fork of Buffalo Creek Reservoir just over a mile from its juncture with the South Fork (at 35°59' N, 98°45' W). The consolidated Buffalo Creek runs southeast for nine miles to its mouth on the Wichita River, two miles southeast of Iowa Park (at 33°55' N, 98°39' W). It crosses flat terrain with locally shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses.

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

Anonymous, “Buffalo Creek (Wichita County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 20, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/buffalo-creek-wichita-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994