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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.


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

"WHITWORTH DRAW," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.