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POLLY'S PEAK. Polly's (Polley's, Polly) Peak is a summit rising 1,828 feet above sea level in eastern Bandera County (at 29°46' N, 99°00' W) about five miles northeast of Bandera. The local terrain is characterized by steep slopes and benches, and native vegetation consists of juniper, live oak, and grasses in thin clay loams. Although local legend says that the peak was named after José Policarpo (Polly) Rodriguezqv, a scout, Indian fighter, and Methodist minister who settled in Bandera County in 1858, it was actually named after Joseph B. Polley, who helped to survey the county.


J. Marvin Hunter, One Hundred Years in Bandera, 1853–1953 (Bandera, Texas: Hunter's Printing, 1953).

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