TURKEY CANYON CREEK
TURKEY CANYON CREEK. Turkey Canyon Creek rises twelve miles east of Dickens in east central Dickens County (at 33°36' N, 100°37' W) and flows east, parallel to and south of U.S. Highway 82, for five miles to its mouth on the South Wichita River, three miles west of the Dickens-King county line (at 33°36' N, 100°35' W). The creek crosses over moderately steep slopes with locally high relief and shallow to moderately deep silt loams covered by mesquite and grasses. During its course it descends almost 300 feet through a shallow canyon. The creek and the canyon were named for large turkey populations in the area during early settlement times.
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