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J2 CREEK. J2 Creek begins near State Highway 70 two miles north of Dickens near the western boundary of the Croton Breaks in central Dickens County (at 33°39' N, 100°51' W) and runs for twenty miles, first southeast through Dickens, then east through remote canyonlands, to its mouth on Croton Creek, five miles south of U.S. Highway 82 (at 33°33' N, 100°42' W). It rises at an elevation of 2,780 feet above sea level and descends more than 800 feet during its course. The surrounding moderately steep-sloped terrain with locally high relief is surfaced by shallow to deeper silt loam soils that support mesquite and grasses. The creek was named for a cattle brand used in the area.
BIBLIOGRAPHY:Fred Arrington, A History of Dickens County: Ranches and Rolling Plains (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1971).
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