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BARNARD KNOB. Barnard Knob is 1½ miles northeast of Fort Spunky in extreme southeastern Hood County (at 32°20' N, 97°38' W). It was probably named for George Barnard, who maintained a trading post on the nearby Brazos River in the mid-nineteenth century. The summit reaches a height of 956 feet above mean sea level.


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

"BARNARD KNOB," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.