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White Deer Creek


White Deer Creek rises southeast of Skellytown in eastern Carson County (at 35°28' N, 101°10' W) and flows north twenty-six miles to join the Canadian River in eastern Hutchinson County (at 35°52' N, 101°08' W). It runs through flat to rolling terrain with some steep slopes, where clay and sandy loams support cacti, brush, and grasses. The stream, once on Diamond F ranges, gave its name to the White Deer Lands Company and the town of White Deer to the south. It drains the Skellytown oilfield and a vast ranching area.

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

Anonymous, “White Deer Creek,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed September 28, 2020,

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