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BEAR MOUNTAIN. Bear Mountain is twenty-three miles northwest of Fort Davis in central Jeff Davis County (at 30°41' N, 104°15' W). It rises to an elevation of 7,256 feet above sea level, some 1,700 feet above State Highway 166, a mile to the south. The shallow, stony soils on the mountain support scrub brush and grasses.


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"BEAR MOUNTAIN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.