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CRAWFISH DRAW. Crawfish Draw rises on the Caprock at an elevation of about 3,300 feet above sea level, ten miles west of Hale Center in western Hale County (at 34°02' N, 102°00' W), and runs southeast for about thirty-six miles, passing near Cotton Center and Petersburg in the farmlands of southern Hale County, then running into southwestern Floyd County, where it ends about half a mile west of Allmon and fourteen miles southwest of Floydada (at 33°53' N, 101°32' W). The draw is usually a dry creekbed with numerous playas along its course, but excessive rains can flood portions and make county roads impassable. Crawfish Draw traverses mostly flat to gently sloping terrain, surfaced by sandy loams that support brush, grasses, and, farther away from the draw, post oak. Crawfish Creek rises near the mouth of the draw.


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"CRAWFISH DRAW," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 10, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.