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BARNARD KNOB. Barnard Knob is 1½ miles northeast of Fort Spunky in extreme southeastern Hood County (at 32°20' N, 97°38' W). It was probably named for George Barnard, who maintained a trading post on the nearby Brazos River in the mid-nineteenth century. The summit reaches a height of 956 feet above mean sea level.

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