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HORSE CREEK (Roberts County). Horse Creek, once known as St. Clair Creek, rises five miles northwest of Miami in southeastern Roberts County (at 35°45' N, 100°43' W) and runs north for sixteen miles to its mouth on the Canadian River three miles east of Three Corrals Creek (at 35°58' N, 100°41' W). Its course crosses recharge sand and wash deposits on flat to rolling terrain. Soils of the area are generally dark-brown to reddish-brown, neutral to slightly calcareous sandy loams, clay loams, and clays. Vegetation consists primarily of scrub brush, grasses, and water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers. In 1933 an archeological excavation near Miami, Texas, discovered skeletons of five dismembered Columbian mammoths, three Clovis projectile points, and a scraper. The proximity of the bones and artifacts prove the existence of Pleistocene big-game hunters in the area of Horse Creek.


Frederick W. Rathjen, The Texas Panhandle Frontier (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1973).


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

"HORSE CREEK (ROBERTS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed July 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.