Big Cow Creek
Arkansas River watershed
Near Beaver, KS, , Great Plains, Kansas
1,483 ft (452 m)
38°38′37″N 098°39′10″W / 38.64361°N 98.65278°W
Hutchinson, , Kansas
452 ft (138 m)
37°58′47″N 097°50′24″W / 37.97972°N 97.84000°W Coordinates: 37°58′47″N 097°50′24″W / 37.97972°N 97.84000°W
112 mi (180 km), East
859.5 sq mi (2,226 km 2)
1,230 cu ft/s (35 m 3/s)
Cow Creek is a 112-mile-long (180 km)  stream that flows through Rice and Reno Counties, Kansas. Cow Creek is a tributary of the Arkansas River; its confluence with the Arkansas is about ten miles southeast of Hutchinson, Kansas.
In the 1850s, Buffalo Bill Mathewson ran a
trading post (known as "Buffalo Bill's Well") where the Santa Fe Trail crossed Cow Creek. From  Lyons, Kansas, the well is located four miles west and one mile south.
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