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HOBBLE SCOBBLE CANYON CREEK. Hobble Scobble Canyon Creek rises at an elevation of 2,750 feet four miles northwest of Dickens in northwestern Dickens County (at 33°41' N, 100°52' W) and runs southwest for four miles to its mouth on Duck Creek, just south of U.S. Highway 82 (at 33°38' N, 100°54' W). Early settlers hobbled their horses in the canyon to prevent their escape, a fact which may partially account for its unusual name. A sizable lake, known as SCS 1, has formed near the mouth of the canyon. The area terrain is surfaced by shallow, stony clay and sandy loam soils that support oak, mesquite, and grasses.


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"HOBBLE SCOBBLE CANYON CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.