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BALD EAGLE MOUNTAIN. Bald Eagle Mountain, so named because a nest of eagles was discovered there, is located near Ovalo in southeastern Taylor County (at 32°10' N, 99°48' W). Its elevation is 2,276 feet. The soil in the area is a combination of limestone, claystone, and sandstone, and shrubs are the only noticeable vegetation. A dirt path runs up the peak. A gap on one side suggests a former mine.


Paul D. Lack et al., The History of Abilene (Abilene, Texas: McMurry College, 1981). Juanita Daniel Zachry, A History of Rural Taylor County (Burnet, Texas: Nortex, 1980).

Colleen Tedford


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

Colleen Tedford, "BALD EAGLE MOUNTAIN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 30, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.