Buckhorn Draw, a valley through which runs an intermittent stream, rises 2½ miles east of State Highway 163 in northeastern Crockett County (at 31°02' N, 101°12' W), and runs southeast for forty-two miles to its mouth on Granger Draw, a mile north of Interstate 10 in northwestern Sutton County (at 30°39' N, 100°52' W). The draw crosses Schleicher County. Its tributaries include Puckett, Double Mill, Bailey, and Burn draws. Buckhorn Draw sharply dissects massive limestone and crosses flat terrain on alluvial deposits of sand, gravel, and mud. Local soils are generally dark, calcareous stony clays and clay loams. The area vegetation comprises water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers, as well as oaks, junipers, grasses, and mesquites. The draw was named for the Buckhorn Ranch, which is located on its banks.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 22, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
November 1, 1994