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EAST AMARILLO CREEK. East Amarillo Creek, also known as Hedrio Creek, rises north of the Amarillo city limits in Potter County (at 35°13' N, 101°50' W) and runs north-northwest for about fifteen miles to its mouth on the Canadian River, a half mile from West Amarillo Creek, west of U.S. Highway 87 and almost directly north of Amarillo (at 35°27' N, 101°52' W). For most of the stream's length the flatterrain is surfaced by leveled sand dunes, with some low-rolling to flat, locally dissected areas surfaced by clay loam and sandy loam; at the stream's mouth the soil is loose sand. Vegetation along the creekbed includes scrub brush and grasses. The creek, once a favorite haunt of Indians and hide hunters, was later part of the LX Ranch range.


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

"EAST AMARILLO CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.