SEMINOLE CANYON (TERRELL COUNTY)
SEMINOLE CANYON (Terrell County). Seminole Canyon begins 2½ miles south of U.S. Highway 90 in southwestern Terrell County (at 30°02' N, 102°20' W) and runs southeast for twelve miles to Sanderson Canyon three miles southwest of Indian Pothole (at 29°58' N, 102°12' W). Its course sharply dissects massive limestone and crosses wash deposits of sand, gravel, and mud on flat terrain. Generally dark, calcareous stony clays and clay loams support oaks, junipers, grasses, mesquites, and water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers. The canyon was named in honor of the Black Seminole scouts who served under Lt. John L. Bullis and who patrolled the area to prevent Indian attacks in the late 1870s and early 1880s.
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.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Seminole Canyon (Terrell County)," accessed May 24, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rks07.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history every day,
with day by day
Each day's email tells a little bit more of the story of Texas and links to our collection of more than 27,000 articles