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WHITWORTH DRAW. Whitworth Draw rises just west of Farm Road 599 and a mile northwest of Flomot in northwest Motley County (at 34°14' N, 101°01' W) and runs four miles northeast to its mouth on Quitaque Creek, four miles northeast of Flomot (at 34°16' N, 100°57' W). It crosses variable terrain surfaced by wind-blown sand and shallow to moderately deep silt, clay, and sandy loams that support scrub brush, mesquite, grasses, water-tolerant hardwoods, and conifers. The creek was named for William Jennings Whitworth, who settled at the draw in 1891 and shortly afterwards served the county as a deputy sheriff. The stream was shown on a land-grant map of Motley County in 1914 but no longer appeared on county highway maps in 1990.

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