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BUCKLEY DRAW. Buckley Draw (also known as Buckley Creek, Buckleys Creek, and Buckley Drain), a valley through which runs an intermittent stream, begins two miles south of State Highway 189 in southern Sutton County (at 30°18' N, 100°42' W) and runs southwest for twenty-three miles to its mouth on the Devils River, a mile northeast of Threemile Canyon in north central Val Verde County (at 30°11' N, 101°00' W). The draw sharply dissects massive limestone that underlies flat terrain, forming a deep and winding canyon. Part of its course crosses wash deposits of sand, gravel, and mud. The area topsoils are generally dark, calcareous stony clays and clay loams. Local vegetation includes water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers, as well as oaks, junipers, grasses, and mesquites. The draw was named for Renard Buckley, who filed claim in 1877 on a 160-acre tract of land that included the head of the stream.


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

"BUCKLEY DRAW," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 04, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.