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SAND CREEK (Garza County). The longest and most prominent of the Garza County creeks known as Sand Creek rises in the west central region near the eastern edge of the Caprock (at 33°12' N, 101°26' W), at an elevation of 2,800 feet. The intermittent stream flows through oil and ranch lands in central Garza County before entering the North Fork of the Double Mountain Fork of the Brazos River ten miles north of Justiceburg (at 33°09' N, 101°11' W). The creek descends some 500 feet during its course of twenty-five miles. Sand Creek passes through the southern part of Post. The terrain ranges from flat to steeply sloping with local shallow depressions; the soils consist of shallow to moderately deep silt loams and clay and sandy loams covered by hardwoods, conifers, scrub brush, mesquite, and grasses.


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

"SAND CREEK (GARZA COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 07, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.