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SAWMILL CANYON. Sawmill Canyon, which has an intermittent stream, rises four miles northwest of Terlingua in southwestern Brewster County (at 29°22' N, 103°40' W) and runs east for five miles, passing south of Sawmill Mountain, to its mouth on Terlingua Creek, two miles northeast of Terlingua (at 29°21' N, 103°36' W). Steep to gentle slopes in the area are surfaced by shallow, stony clay loams that support juniper, oak, scrub brush, chaparral, cacti, and grasses.


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"SAWMILL CANYON," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.