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BLUE MOUNTAIN (JEFF DAVIS COUNTY)

BLUE MOUNTAIN (Jeff Davis County). Blue Mountain is eight miles southwest of Fort Davis in south central Jeff Davis County (at 30°34' N, 104°01' W). With its elevation of 7,286 feet above sea level, it rises some 1,800 feet above the Point of Rocks roadside park on State Highway 166, three miles to the southwest. Blue Mountain is composed mainly of volcanic rocks thirty-five million years old. Its shallow, stony soils support Douglas fir, aspen, Arizona cypress, maple, ponderosa pine, and madrone.

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Blue Mountain (Jeff Davis County)," accessed July 26, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rjb51.

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