GUNSIGHT MOUNTAIN. Gunsight Mountain is six miles northwest of Eastland and just east of U.S. Highway 183 in northern Eastland County (at 32°31' N, 98°52' W). Its summit, at an elevation of 1,658 feet above sea level, rises 208 feet above U.S. 183. The mountain was named because it runs "as straight as a gun barrel" and has a projecting peak that the early settlers said represented the gunsight.
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