Head of Devil's River

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Head of Devil's River, a place on the Devils River where it has its confluence with Pecos Canyon at an elevation of 1722 feet, below Beaver Lake, nineteen and a half miles above the second crossing of Devils River.[1] Here the San Antonio-El Paso Road left the Devils River to go northwest, 44 miles across Johnson Draw, Government Canyon and Howard Draw to Howard Springs, then 30.44 miles on to Live Oak Creek and Fort Lancaster, 3 miles further near the Pecos River.[2]


  1. ^ Table of distances from Texas Almanac, 1859, Book, ca. 1859; digital images, (http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth123765/ accessed November 12, 2013), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, http://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association, Denton, Texas
  2. ^ W. R. Livermore, Military Map of the Rio Grande Frontier, Crimmins (Martin Lalor) Map Collection, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, University of Texas, Austin, 1881, from cah.utexas.edu accessed January 25, 2014

Coordinates: 30°10′42″N 101°05′22″W / 30.17833°N 101.08944°W / 30.17833; -101.08944