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PAYNE GAP

PAYNE GAP. Payne Gap, a low pass by Payne Mountain, is on Farm Road 572 thirteen miles southeast of Goldthwaite in southeastern Mills County (at 31°23' N, 98°21' W). With an elevation of 1,472 feet the gap is 137 feet lower than Payne Mountain. It was named for Barzilla Payne, the first permanent settler in the area.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: 

Flora Gatlin Bowles, A No Man's Land Becomes a County (Austin: Steck, 1958).

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Handbook of Texas Online, "Payne Gap," accessed February 12, 2016, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rkp06.

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