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RANCHERIA HILLS. The Rancheria Hills are in north central Presidio County (at 30°15' N, 104°07' W) four miles southwest of Marfa. The highest point, at an elevation of 4,750 feet above sea level, rises 197 feet above U.S. Highway 67, which runs along the eastern edge of the Rancheria Hills. The feature is composed of volcanic tuff and capped with black lava. The topography of the area is desert mountain terrain and rugged canyonland; vegetation includes sparse grasses, cacti, and desert shrubs of conifers and oaks.


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"RANCHERIA HILLS," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 24, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.