Bare Butte

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Bare Butte is located in the KMA oilfield, three miles southeast of Iowa Park and just south of the Wichita River in southeastern Wichita County (at 33°53' N, 98°38' W). The mesa was probably named by a county settler who arrived in the area in the 1850s. The name has no relation to the topography of the summit, for the hill is covered with a thick growth of grass. The elevation of Bare Butte is 1,070 feet.

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

Anonymous, “Bare Butte,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 22, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994