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SHINNERY DRAW (Dickens County). Shinnery Draw rises eight miles southeast of East Afton in northeast Dickens County (at 33°43' N, 100°33' W). The intermittent stream originates at an elevation of approximately 2,430 feet and flows northeast for twelve miles before merging with the North Wichita River three miles southwest of Dumont (at 33°46' N, 100°33' W). The surrounding moderately sloping terrain is surfaced by silt loams that support grasses and mesquite. The draw was named for the shinnery plant that grows abundantly in the region. It was at one time used as a camping place by Quanah Parker and his Comanche band.


Gunnar Brune, Springs of Texas, Vol. 1 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1981). Dickens County Historical Commission, Dickens County: Its Land and Its People (Lubbock: Craftsman Printers, 1986).


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

"SHINNERY DRAW (DICKENS COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed August 03, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.