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BIG TIMBER CREEK. Big Timber Creek rises in two forks thirteen miles southwest of Lipscomb in southern Lipscomb County (at 36°06' N, 100°24' W) and flows south for twenty miles to its mouth on the Canadian River, three miles northwest of Canadian in northwestern Hemphill County (at 35°56' N, 100°25' W). It was once part of the Cresswell (Bar CC) Ranchqv properties. The stream crosses flat to rolling country with moderate relief and local escarpments, surfaced with sand and sandy loam that support mesquite brush and grasses.


Pauline D. and R. L. Robertson, Cowman's Country: Fifty Frontier Ranches in the Texas Panhandle, 1876–1887 (Amarillo: Paramount, 1981).


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

"BIG TIMBER CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 13, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.