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SWEETWATER CREEK (Gray County). Sweetwater Creek rises in northeastern Gray County (at 35°37' N, 100°36' W) and flows southeast thirty-five miles across northern Wheeler County and southwestern Roger Mills County, Oklahoma, to unite with the North Fork of the Red River in Beckham County, Oklahoma (at 35°18' N, 99°57' W). The creek runs through flat to rolling hills surfaced with sand and sandy loams that support hardwoods, brush, and grasses. Fort Elliott and Hidetown (later Sweetwater, then Mobeetie) were established in the 1870s near the creek, a favorite haunt of hide hunters during the height of the buffalo slaughter.


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

"SWEETWATER CREEK (GRAY COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.