Members Only Area
Bookmark and Share
sidebar menu icon

LOZIER CANYON

LOZIER CANYON. Lozier Canyon, through which Lozier Creek flows intermittently, begins in southeastern Terrell County at the confluence of Meyers and Thurston canyons, one-half mile north of Cedar Draw (at 29°59' N, 101°52' W), and runs southeast for twenty-one miles to its mouth on the Rio Grande, three miles west of the Val Verde county line (at 29°48' N 101°48' W). Lozier Canyon runs its entire course in southeastern Terrell County, and its five tributaries make it vital to the drainage of the area. Cedar Draw joins the canyon one-half mile north of Malvado. Coyote Canyon enters Lozier Canyon one-half mile south of the Southern Pacific Railroad tracks. Pumpville Canyon merges with it one-half mile south of Lozier. Antonio Creek converges with it 1½ miles west of the Val Verde County line. And Palma Canyon meets Lozier Canyon 3½ miles before it reaches the Rio Grande. Lozier Canyon crosses chalk, wash, and limestone deposits on rolling prairies and flat terrain. Soils of the area are generally dark, calcareous, stony clays and clay loams. Vegetation consists primarily of oaks, junipers, grasses, and water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers. Lozier Canyon was named in honor of an Indian chief. On May 10, 1897, the Black Jack Gang robbed a train of $6,000 in Mexican silver near Lozier Canyon.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 
Ed Ellsworth Bartholomew, 800 Texas Ghost Towns (Fort Davis, Texas: Frontier, 1971). Virginia Madison and Hallie Stillwell, How Come It's Called That? Place Names in the Big Bend Country (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1958).

Image Use Disclaimer

All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.

For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml

If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Citation

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

Handbook of Texas Online, "Lozier Canyon," accessed August 25, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rkl04.

Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.