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MONAHANS DRAW. Monahans Draw rises five miles north of Penwell in central Ector County (at 31°49' N, 102°36' W) and runs east for fifty-three miles to its mouth on Midland Draw, north of Interstate Highway 20 in northeast Midland County (at 31°58' N, 101°53' W). The draw is composed of sand substrate with sandy soil. It is a freshwater marsh during wet periods. Thickets of oak grow along its banks. On the draw some six miles southeast of the Regional Airport were found remains of the "Midland Man," estimated to be about 20,000 years old.


Gunnar Brune, Springs of Texas, Vol. 1 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1981).


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

"MONAHANS DRAW," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.