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NINEMILE DRAW. Ninemile Draw, a valley with an intermittent stream, begins (at 31°02' N, 104°05' W) near the base of Gomez Peak three miles south of Interstate Highway 10 in northern Jeff Davis County, and runs northeast for thirty-four miles to a point (at 31°15' N, 103°42' W) on Salt Draw, 4½ miles south of Interstate Highway 20 in north central Reeves County. The draw crosses rolling terrain and steep to gentle slopes of caliche and mountain wash deposits; the soils are light reddish-brown to brown sands and clay loams, though in some areas the land surface consists of rough stony ground. Area vegetation includes scrub brush, sparse grasses, creosote bush, and cacti. Ninemile Draw was probably named for its width at flood stage.


Frederick W. Rathjen, The Texas Panhandle Frontier (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1973). Fred Tarpley, 1001 Texas Place Names (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1980).


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

"NINEMILE DRAW," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.