Backbone Ridge

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Backbone Ridge is a small chain of hills between Burnet and Marble Falls in southwestern Burnet County. It extends from a point overlooking Lake Lyndon B. Johnson, a mile south of the intersection of Farm roads 2342 and 1431 (30°39' N, 98°25' W), to a point three miles north of State Park Road 4 (30°43' N, 98°20' W). The elevation of the range is 1,100 to 1,500 feet, 200 to 400 feet higher than the surrounding countryside. Among its peaks are Backbone Mountain and Bald Knob.

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

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

Anonymous, “Backbone Ridge,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed June 28, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994