Blue Mountain is eight miles southwest of Fort Davis in south central Jeff Davis County (at 30°34' N, 104°01' W). With its elevation of 7,286 feet above sea level, it rises some 1,800 feet above the Point of Rocks roadside park on State Highway 166, three miles to the southwest. Blue Mountain is composed mainly of volcanic rocks thirty-five million years old. Its shallow, stony soils support Douglas fir, aspen, Arizona cypress, maple, ponderosa pine, and madrone.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
“Blue Mountain (Jeff Davis County),”
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 21, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
Original Publication Date:
Most Recent Revision Date:
November 1, 1994