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SALT CREEK (Motley County). Salt Creek rises in southeast Motley County eight miles west of the Cottle county line and six miles north of the boundary with Dickens County (at 33°55' N, 100°37' W). The creek runs northeast for ten miles to its mouth on the Tongue, or South, Pease River, one mile south of U.S. Highway 62/80 near the Motley-Cottle county line (at 35°59' N, 100°31' W). The land surrounding the upper part of Salt Creek was considered some of the best grazing land on the Matador Ranch. The moderately steep slopes are covered with shallow to moderately deep silt loams that support mesquite and grasses.


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

"SALT CREEK (MOTLEY COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.