Carrol Creek

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994

Carrol Creek rises ten miles north of Howardwick in northwestern Donley County (at 35°10' N, 100°54' W) and formerly ran south for eleven miles to its mouth on the Salt Fork of the Red River (at 35°01' N, 100°54' W). The main headquarters for Lewis Henry Carhart's Quarter Circle Heart Ranch was located on Carrol Creek. The mouth of the creek on the Salt Fork was inundated by Greenbelt Reservoir (now Greenbelt Lake). Carrol Creek runs through flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments, surfaced by deep fine sandy loam that supports native mesquite brush and grasses.

Willie Newbury Lewis, Between Sun and Sod (Clarendon, Texas: Clarendon Press, 1938; rev. ed., College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1976).

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

Anonymous, “Carrol Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 20, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994