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TOM BALL CREEK. Tom Ball Creek rises seven miles south of Flomot in west central Motley County (at 34°08' N, 101°00' W). The stream begins as an intermittent drainage at an approximate elevation of 3,000 feet. During its twenty-mile course it is fed by numerous small creeks and eventually becomes a flowing stream several miles before its confluence with the North Pease River (at 34°13' N, 100°45' W). The creek descends about 1,000 feet through remote ranchland. It flows through an area of moderately steep slopes with locally high relief where mesquite and grasses cover shallow to moderately deep silt loam soils. Much of Tom Ball Creek skirted the northern boundary of the Matador Ranch holdings in Motley County. The stream was named after a cowboy from the Spur Ranch.


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

"TOM BALL CREEK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 01, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.