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BUFFALO GAP. Buffalo Gap is a break in the Callahan Divide just north of the community of Buffalo Gap in east central Taylor County (at 32°17' N, 99°49' W). It was named for the herds of buffalo that trampled a well-defined trail through the gap before the area was settled. The gap, with an elevation of 1,898 feet above sea level, is 400 feet below the nearby summits of the Callahan Divide.


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

"BUFFALO GAP," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 25, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.