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BOULTINGHOUSE MOUNTAIN. Boultinghouse Mountain is near Smithwick in southeastern Burnet County (at 32º34' N, 98º05' W). Its summit reaches an elevation of 1,300 feet above sea level. The mountain was named for Daniel Boultinghouse, who settled nearby in 1853 and reportedly killed a large number of bears on the mountain. The surrounding area is gently sloping and surfaced with shallow dark clays in which grow primarily juniper, mesquite, and grasses.


Darrell Debo, Burnet County History (2 vols., Burnet, Texas: Eakin, 1979).

Madolyn Frasier


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

Madolyn Frasier, "BOULTINGHOUSE MOUNTAIN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.