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GRANITE MOUNTAIN

GRANITE MOUNTAIN. Granite Mountain is two miles northwest of Marble Falls in southwestern Burnet County (at 30°35' N, 98°18' W). The pink granite dome covers roughly 180 acres and rises 969 feet above sea level, more than 100 feet above the surrounding countryside. It is the site of the largest quarry of its kind in the United States; stone from the quarry has been used to build the Galveston seawall, the state Capitol, and various state office buildings in Austin.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Darrell Debo, Burnet County History (2 vols., Burnet, Texas: Eakin, 1979).

Citation

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

"GRANITE MOUNTAIN," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rjg13), accessed April 21, 2014. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.