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LAKE MARVIN. Lake Marvin, also known as Boggy Creek Lake, is an artificial lake constructed in the 1930s on Boggy Creek in east central Hemphill County (at 35°53' N, 100°11' W) by the Panhandle Water Conservation Authority primarily for soil conservation, flood control, recreation, and promotion of wildlife. The reservoir has a capacity of 553 acre-feet and was named in honor of Marvin Jonesqv, retired judge of the United States Supreme Court of Claims. The Panhandle National Grasslandqv surrounds it, and the Gene Howe Wildlife Management Area, named for the Amarillo journalist and conservationist Eugene A. Howe, is located to the west on Farm Road 2266.


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

"LAKE MARVIN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.