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GETTYSBURG PEAK. Gettysburg Peak is between Quinn Creek to the northwest and San Carlos Creek to the southeast in western Presidio County (at 30°29' N, 104°44' W). The peak, at an elevation of 4,870 feet above sea level, rises 927 feet over Bracks Canyon, which runs along its southwestern edge. Gettysburg Peak stands in the western foothills of the Sierra Vieja range in an area of volcanic deposits covered with loose surface rubble. The surrounding area is desert mountain terrain cut by rugged canyons; vegetation consists primarily of sparse grasses, cacti, and desert shrubs of conifers and oaks. Gettysburg Peak was reportedly named for the site of the Civil War battle and Lincoln's address.


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

"GETTYSBURG PEAK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.