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EAST BLACK HILLS. The East Black Hills are a mile east of the Black Hills and twenty miles northeast of the Persimmon Gap Ranger Station in east central Brewster County (centered at 29°49' N, 102°57' W). The hills, at an elevation of 3,365 feet above sea level, rise 525 feet above Dove Mountain Road a half mile to the south. Soils in the hills are generally shallow and stony and support oaks, juniper, and some mesquite.


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

"EAST BLACK HILLS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 09, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.