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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.


Fred Arrington, A History of Dickens County: Ranches and Rolling Plains (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1971).


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

"J2 CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.