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TURKEY CREEK (Donley County). Turkey Creek rises six miles northeast of Howardwick in northern Donley County (at 35°07' N, 100°57' W) and flows southeast for ten miles to its mouth on the Salt Fork of the Red River, eight miles northeast of Clarendon (at 35°00' N, 100°49' W). The area was formerly part of the Quarter Circle Heart range, and it remains a vast ranching area east of Howardwick. The rolling to steep slopes are surfaced by shallow clay and sandy loams that are locally stony. Native vegetation consists primarily of mesquite shrubs and grasslands.


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

"TURKEY CREEK (DONLEY COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.