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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).


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

"ADAMS CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 9, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.