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JIM LITTLE DRAW. Jim Little Draw, through which runs an intermittent stream, originates about 3½ miles north of the junction of Interstate Highway 10 and U.S. Highway 290 in southeastern Kimble County (at 30°21' N, 99°33' W), and runs north for 10½ miles to its mouth on the James River, 4½ miles north of Noxville (at 30°27' N, 99°28' W). Jim Little Draw initially runs through generally flat terrain with shallow, stony soils and local deep and dense dissection. Toward its mouth the draw enters flat to rolling terrain with local escarpments and mostly deep, fine sandy loams. Vegetation in the area consists primarily of live oak, Ashe juniper, and mesquite. The draw was named for Jim Little, who settled on the James River in 1867 and was killed by Indians twenty miles northeast of the site that later became Noxville while en route to Fredericksburg for the mail.

Ovie Clark Fisher, It Occurred in Kimble (Houston: Anson Jones Press, 1937).

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