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BLACK PEAK (Brewster County). Black Peak, also known as Back Peak, is thirteen miles northwest of the Persimmon Gap Ranger Station in central Brewster County (at 29°43' N, 103°23' W). The peak, at an elevation of 4,818 feet above sea level, rises some 1,560 feet above Chalk Draw, a mile east. Shallow, stony soils on Black Peak support scrub brush and grasses.


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

"BLACK PEAK (BREWSTER COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.