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SOUTH WICHITA RIVER. The South Wichita River rises ten miles east of Dickens in east central Dickens County (at 33°41' N, 100°38' W), at an elevation of 2,350 feet. It begins as an intermittent stream but becomes continuous after it crosses into King County. The South Wichita flows for 110 miles through east Dickens, central King, and north central Knox counties. It joins the north branch of the Wichita in northeast Knox County to form the Wichita River, a main tributary of the Red River, sixteen miles northwest of Seymour and one mile west of the Baylor county line (at 33°43' N, 99°29' W). The South Wichita flows chiefly through oilfields and isolated ranchland; the town of Guthrie in King County is the only community located near its banks. The area is mostly scrub prairie broken by numerous canyons and wet-weather drainages.


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

"SOUTH WICHITA RIVER," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.