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BLACK PEAK (Brewster County). Black Peak is fifteen miles southwest of Marathon in the Del Norte Mountains in west central Brewster County (at 30°06' N, 103°28' W). The summit, at an elevation of 4,964 feet above sea level, rises 965 feet above Maravillas Creek, a mile south. The soils on Black Peak are shallow and stony and support scrub brush, creosote bush, cacti, grasses, oak, and mesquite.


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 July 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.