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MEXICAN CREEK (Dickens County). Mexican Creek rises on the eastern edge of the Caprock four miles northeast of McAdoo in northwest Dickens County (at 33°45' N, 100°56' W) at an approximate elevation of 2,950 feet. The intermittent stream runs north for six miles to enter Grapevine Creek near the Dickens-Motley county line (at 33°49' N, 100°55' W). It runs over flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments and mostly deep, fine sandy loams covered by brush and grasses. The creek was probably named for a Matador Ranch hand who camped a winter in the vicinity or for a man killed in the area. The stream flows through isolated country and descends almost 400 feet during its brief journey.


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

"MEXICAN CREEK (DICKENS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.