The Blue Hills, a three-peak range also known as Blue Mountain, are three miles west of Farm Road 1024 on the edge of Lewis Canyon in north central Val Verde County (at 30°03' N, 101°20' W). The tallest peak, with an elevation of 2,155 feet above sea level, rises 255 feet above the surrounding countryside. The hills are formed of sharply dissected massive limestone and are surrounded by wash deposits. They stand in flat terrain dotted with shallow depressions. Area vegetation includes oak, juniper, grasses, some mesquite, and water-tolerant hardwoods and conifers.
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Geology of the Val Verde Basin and Field Trip Guidebook (Midland: West Texas Geological Society, 1959).
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 20, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994