GAGEBY CREEK. Gageby Creek rises eight miles northwest of Mobeetie in northwestern Wheeler County (at 35°37' N, 100°30' W) and runs east, then northeast, for a total of fifteen miles before reaching its mouth on the Washita River, seventeen miles southeast of Canadian in Hemphill County (at 35°43' N, 100°09' W). The stream runs through flat to rolling terrain with some local escarpments. Local vegetation consists mainly of mesquite shrubs and grasses in deep fine sandy loam. The creek was named for Capt. James Harrison Gageby of the Third Infantry, who campaigned against Indians in the area. The Buffalo Wallow Fight of September 12, 1874, occurred on the divide north of the creek, and the town of Gageby was established near its north bank. In the latter half of the twentieth century, a series of dams and small lakes was constructed on the stream's upper waters in Wheeler County.
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