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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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