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TURTLE HOLE CREEK (Motley County). Turtle Hole Creek rises twelve miles northeast of Matador in northeastern Motley County (at 34°09' N, 100°42' W) and runs east for twelve miles to its mouth on the Middle Pease River, eight miles southeast of Northfield and two miles west of the Motley-Cottle county line (at 34°10' N, 100°33' W). Turtle Hole Creek crosses isolated ranchland and descends about 200 feet during its journey. The moderately steep slopes are surfaced by silt loams that support mesquite and grasses. The Matador Ranch maintained a Turtle Hole line camp three miles northeast of the creek's headwaters. A post office stop between Childress and Matador operated there for a short time. The area was used for both agricultural and grazing purposes.


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

"TURTLE HOLE CREEK (MOTLEY COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.