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COW HOLLOW CREEK. Cow Hollow Creek rises four miles north of U.S. Highway 62/70 and one mile west of the Motley-Cottle county line in extreme eastern Motley County (at 34°03' N, 100°32' W) and runs north-northeast through remote ranchland for ten miles to its mouth on the Middle Pease River, in west central Cottle County (at 34°08' N, 100°26' W). This confluence occurs within the Matador Wildlife Management Area, twelve miles northwest of Paducah. The area around the creek, both in Motley and Cottle counties, was included in the Matador Ranch holdings. The creek traverses sloping terrain surfaced with shallow silty soils that support mesquite and grasses.


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"COW HOLLOW CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.