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DRY CREEK (Young County). Dry Creek rises four miles southwest of Olney near the Olney Municipal Airport in northwestern Young County (at 33° 20' N, 98°49' W) and runs southeast for eight miles to its mouth on Salt Creek, six miles west of Jean (at 33°19' N, 98°43' W). As its name suggests, the creek consists primarily of a draw. It traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay, mud, and sandy soils that support water-tolerant hardwoods and grasses. Herndon Springs, on Dry Creek near Orth, had stopped flowing by the 1930s. Much of the creek basin is within the Orth oilfield.


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

"DRY CREEK (YOUNG COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 06, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.