Black Mountain (Jeff Davis County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Black Mountain is eleven miles northwest of Fort Davis in central Jeff Davis County (at 30°43' N, 103°59' W). A radio tower stands on its summit, which, at 7,544 feet above sea level, rises some 1,900 feet above a nearby spring in Big Aguja Canyon, a mile to the southeast. The shallow, stony soils on Black Mountain support Douglas fir, aspen, Arizona cypress, maple, ponderosa pine, and madrone.

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Anonymous, “Black Mountain (Jeff Davis County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 29, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994