COYOTE SPRINGS. Coyote Springs, also called Indian Springs, was seven miles south of the New Mexico state line in northeastern Loving County (at 31°54' N, 103°29' W). The springs flowed from red sandstone overlain by Quaternary sands and gravels. The surrounding desert terrain is flat to rolling, covered by sheets and dunes of silt and sand and by Triassic deposits of shale, siltstone, sandstone, and gravel. Soil of the area is brownish-red loamy fine sand in depths of eight to twelve inches. Local vegetation includes small mesquite, yucca, bear grass, and sparse range grasses. The springs were at one time called Indian Springs for the Lipan village located there in the mid-eighteenth century. Two Christianized Indians, Francisco Romero and Joseph Antonio Miraval, stopped at the springs in 1763 and reported that Lipans were living there. In 1893 the Johnson brothers established a ranch on land around the springs. During the twentieth century farmers and ranchers sank wells and sapped the water table, and the springs ran dry.
Gunnar Brune, Springs of Texas, Vol. 1 (Fort Worth: Branch-Smith, 1981).
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, "Coyote Springs," accessed February 13, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rpc10.
Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Get Texas history everyday,
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