ADAMS CREEK. Adams Creek, an intermittent stream, rises seven miles west of Electra in northeastern Wilbarger County (at 34°06' N, 99°06' W) and runs northeast for fourteen miles to its mouth on the Red River, on the Texas-Oklahoma border in Wichita County (at 34°09' N, 98°54' W). The stream crosses flat to rolling plains surfaced by sand and sandy loam that support bunch grasses. It was probably named for a cattleman who camped on it when driving a herd to Dodge City, Kansas.
Glenn A. Gray, Gazetteer of Streams of Texas (Washington: GPO, 1919).
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