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MCKINNEY MOUNTAIN. McKinney Mountain is thirty-six miles southwest of Alpine in west central Brewster County (at 29°50' N, 103°47' W). Its summit, at an elevation of 5,006 feet above sea level, rises 1,225 feet above the O2 Ranch, two miles northeast. The soils on the mountain are shallow and stony; local vegetation includes live oak, piñon pine, juniper, and grasses. The peak is named for W. Q. McKinney, who in 1886 built a rock house at the site of the future O2 Ranch.


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

"MCKINNEY MOUNTAIN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 07, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.