Dixon Creek (Carson County)

By: H. Allen Anderson

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: December 1, 1994

Dixon Creek, sometimes known as Limestone Creek, rises in north central Carson County (at 35°34' N, 101°21' W) at the confluence of two of its three branches; the third branch joins it a mile south of the Hutchinson county line. The creek runs north for twelve miles to its mouth on the Canadian River, northeast of Borger and Phillips in southern Hutchinson County (at 35°45' N, 101°21' W). Dixon Creek is in the center of the Borger oilfield, where many of the early strikes that touched off the Panhandle boom of the late 1920s were made. The stream traverses an area with deep sandy loams and was named for the frontier scout William (Billy) Dixon. The headquarters of the Dixon Creek division of the Four Sixes Ranch is located in Carson County near the middle branch of the creek.

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

H. Allen Anderson, “Dixon Creek (Carson County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 27, 2021, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/dixon-creek-carson-county.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994