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TEE PEE CREEK. Tee Pee Creek rises four miles south of Matador in south central Motley County (at 33°56' N, 100°50' W) and flows northeast for twenty-five miles before entering the Middle Pease River four miles west of the Cottle county line (at 34°07' N, 100°35' W). Sodosa Creek is an earlier designation for the upper part of Tee Pee Creek. The area belonged to the Matador Ranch, which used it for both grazing and agricultural purposes. Early ranch maps were vague in determining where Sodosa ended and Tee Pee began, although State Highway 28 (now U.S. Highway 62/70) appears to have been near the break. The stream runs through a terrain of moderately steep slopes, where silt loams support mesquite and grasses. Tee Pee City, a nineteenth-century settlement, was located two miles south of the confluence of Tee Pee Creek and the Middle Pease River.


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

"TEE PEE CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.