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CHEYENNE DRAW. Cheyenne Draw rises a half mile south of the New Mexico border in the northeastern corner of Loving County (at 31°59' N, 103°23' W) and runs east for 4½ miles, then sinks in sand a mile east of the Winkler county line (at 31°59' N, 103°18' W). The flat to rolling desert terrain is surfaced by windblown sand, shale, siltstone, and locally active dunes that support small mesquites, yucca, and bear grass. The draw was named for Cheyenne, Texas, a post office and railroad station in Winkler County that is now a ghost town.


Ed Ellsworth Bartholomew, The Encyclopedia of Texas Ghost Towns (Fort Davis, Texas, 1982).


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

"CHEYENNE DRAW," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed January 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.