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COTTONWOOD CREEK (Dickens County). Cottonwood Creek rises just west of the Dickens-King county line and four miles south of Dumont in northeastern Dickens County (at 33°44' N, 100°32' W) and runs northeast for ten miles to its mouth on the North Wichita River, one mile north of Farm Road 193 and five miles east of Dumont (at 33°48' N, 100°27' W). The creek received its name from stands of cottonwood trees that grew near a series of springs in northwest King County. The trees remain, although the springs are now mostly dry. Before the springs went dry, the creek had been filled with sand from erosion. The surrounding terrain of moderately steep slopes is surfaced by shallow to moderately deep silt loams in which grow mesquites and grasses. The creek was once a nesting place for wild turkeys.


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

"COTTONWOOD CREEK (DICKENS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.