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BORACHO PEAK. Boracho Peak, thirty-nine miles northwest of Fort Davis in northwestern Jeff Davis County (at 30°56' N, 104°23' W), rises to an elevation of 5,647 feet above sea level, some 1,000 feet above the Culberson county line, a half mile north. Its shallow, stony soils support live oak, piñon, juniper, and grasses. Various explanations of the name have been offered, including the suggestion that it is Spanish for "violet-colored" or a misspelling of borracho, Spanish for "drunk."


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

"BORACHO PEAK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.