Jimmys (Jimmies) Creek rises some three miles northwest of Star Mountain in extreme eastern Brown County (at 31°56' N, 98°50' W) and runs east into Comanche County, traveling for fifteen miles before reaching its mouth on Sweetwater Creek, south of the junction of State Highway 36 and Farm Road 588 and some three miles east of Sidney (at 31°57' N, 98°41' W). The stream traverses an area of flat to rolling hills and steep slopes, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support hardwoods, oaks, brush, and grasses. Much of the area surrounding the creek consists of gas fields and ranchlands. In the 1880s the community of Sidney (then also known as Jimmies Creek or Round Mountain) was first established near the stream.
Is history important to you?
We need your support because we are a non-profit organization that relies upon contributions from our community in order to record and preserve the history of our state. Every dollar helps.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed August 14, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
February 1, 1995