Meyers (Myers) Canyon, a valley with an intermittent stream, begins just west of State Highway 349 in central Terrell County at the juncture of Downie and Eightmile draws (at 30°10' N, 102°04' W), and runs southeast for twenty miles to its mouth (at 29°59' N, 101°52' W) on Lozier Canyon, a mile north of the Malvado community in the southeastern part of the county. Big Canyon meets Meyers Canyon three miles west of the Fort Meyers ruins, and Outlaw Canyon joins it seven miles west of the Southern Pacific tracks. The path of Meyers Canyon sharply dissects massive limestone and crosses hard limestone and limy mud on flat plains. The canyon continues over alluvial and wash deposits on steep to gentle slopes. The local soils are generally dark, calcareous stony clays and clay loams, which support oaks, junipers, grasses, and mesquites. Prehistoric people lived in the limestone caves and rockshelters on the canyon and took water from Meyers Spring. They left middens, fire-blackened cave walls, and broken tools. Sixteenth-century Comanches left cave art on the overhanging ledges at Meyers Spring; the cave art proves their contact with the Spanish.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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