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LITTLE RED RIVER. The Little Red River, an intermittent stream, begins at the confluence of its north and south prongs (at 34°27' N, 101°03' W) in the breaks of the Llano Estacado in southeastern Briscoe County. It runs northeast for thirty miles to its mouth (at 34°34' N, 100°36' W) on the Prairie Dog Town Fork of the Red River in central Hall County. The creek traverses flood-prone flat terrain with local shallow depressions. The local clayey and sandy loam soils support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and grasses. The creek was formerly part of the old Quitaque (Lazy F) Ranch owned by Charles Goodnight.


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

"LITTLE RED RIVER," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed September 02, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.