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SOUTH POLE CANYON CREEK. South Pole Canyon Creek rises three miles northeast of Girard in northeast Kent County (at 33°23' N, 100°38' W). The intermittent stream begins at an elevation of 2,160 feet and runs northeast for five miles to its mouth on North Pole Canyon Creek, one mile north of the Kent-Dickens county line (at 33°24' N, 100°36' W). Both canyons and creeks were named for the fact that corral poles were cut from local cedar trees. The terrain of densely dissected gullies and low hills has little or no soil or vegetation. The area is located on Matador Ranch land.


Fred Arrington, A History of Dickens County: Ranches and Rolling Plains (Quanah, Texas: Nortex, 1971). Dickens County Historical Commission, Dickens County: Its Land and Its People (Lubbock: Craftsman Printers, 1986).


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

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