Blackwater Draw

Type: General Entry

Published: November 1, 1994

Blackwater Draw begins at the Texas-New Mexico border in northwestern Bailey County (at 34°19' N, 103°04' W) and stretches southeast for sixty-three miles, across Lamb and Hale counties, to its end on Yellow House Draw, in Yellow House Canyon northeast of Lubbock in central Lubbock County (at 33°36' N, 101°50' W). A creek that runs through much of the valley is dammed in its upper reaches. The surrounding flat to rolling terrain is surfaced by sandy loam and sand that support hardwood forests and grasses.

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

Anonymous, “Blackwater Draw,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 25, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994