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HORSE CREEK (Hutchinson County). Horse Creek rises a mile south of the junction of State Highway 207 and Farm Road 281 in northern Hutchinson County (at 36°01' N, 101°20' W) and runs northeast for fifteen miles, through a vast agricultural and oil-producing region in eastern Hansford County, to its mouth on Palo Duro Creek (at 36°22' N, 101°10' W). The stream rises in a plains region with some local shallow depressions, then as it nears its mouth, crosses an area of moderately sloping terrain. Local soils are generally sandy and clayey and support mesquite and grasses. The town of Spearman was founded just east of Horse Creek in 1917.


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

"HORSE CREEK (HUTCHINSON COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.