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GOVERNMENT CANYON. Government Canyon begins just east of Farm Road 2083 southwest of Ozona in south central Crockett County (at 30°35' N, 101°16' W) and runs southwest for 17½ miles to Howard Draw (at 30°28' N, 101°28' W). The canyon is a flood-prone valley surfaced by clay and sandy loam soils with a sand, gravel, and mud substrate. Local vegetation consists of oak, juniper, grasses, and some mesquite.


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

"GOVERNMENT CANYON," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.