Brushy Knob (Hill County)

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Brushy Knob, near Derden in northwestern Hill County (at 32°11' N, 97°20' W), rises 775 feet above sea level and sixty-five feet above the surrounding landscape. Derden was originally named Brushy Knob. The knob was for years the highest elevation in the county and was a landmark and Indian lookout point and campground. The original Derden cemetery lies at the foot of Brushy Knob.

Hill County Historical Commission, A History of Hill County, Texas, 1853–1980 (Waco: Texian, 1980).

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

Anonymous, “Brushy Knob (Hill County),” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 29, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994

Brushy Knob
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  • Hill County
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