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MILITARY MOUNTAIN. Military Mountain is four miles west of Barksdale and twenty-four miles south of Rocksprings in southeast Edwards County (at 29°43' N, 100°06' W). The peak is 2,025 feet above sea level and 485 feet above nearby Spring Creek. The mountain was named for its use as a lookout for soldiers stationed at Camp Wood. The surrounding flat terrain has local deep and dense dissection and is surfaced by shallow, stony soils that support oak, juniper, and mesquite.


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"MILITARY MOUNTAIN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.