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DELAND DRAW. Deland Draw, a valley in southwestern McCulloch County, begins eleven miles south of Melvin (at 31°02' N, 99°35' W) and runs southeast for 8½ miles to a point three miles west of the Calf Creek community (at 30°58' N, 99°30' W). An intermittent stream runs through the valley, carrying water from an elevation of 2,070 feet above mean sea level to Calf Creek, which is at 1,780 feet. Deland Draw was named for the Deland family, who settled in the area in the 1870s.


Wayne Spiller, comp., Handbook of McCulloch County History (Vol. 1, Seagraves, Texas: Pioneer, 1976; vol. 2, Canyon, Texas: Staked Plains Press, 1986).


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

"DELAND DRAW," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.