COTTONWOOD CREEK (Hutchinson County). Cottonwood Creek, sometimes known as Coldwater Creek, rises four miles north of Stinnett in central Hutchinson County (at 35°53' N, 101°27' W) and runs south for twelve miles to its mouth on the Canadian River, four miles north of Borger (at 35°44' N, 101°24' W). It crosses flat to rolling plains with sandy and clayey soils that support mesquites and various grasses. The stream was part of the Hansford Land and Cattle Company's Turkey Track Ranch. Much of it remains in the Whittenburg family holdings (see WHITTENBURG, JAMES ANDREW), and the old Dial townsite is located on the creek.
Pauline D. and R. L. Robertson, Cowman's Country: Fifty Frontier Ranches in the Texas Panhandle, 1876–1887
(Amarillo: Paramount, 1981).
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