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BIG BEE ROCK. Big Bee Rock, also known as Bee Mountain and Big Bee Mountain, is near Meridian Creek 3½ miles west of Clifton in southwestern Bosque County (at 31°48' N, 97°39' W). Its elevation is 949 feet. The area is flat to rolling and locally dissected. The land surface is of stony clays and loams that support oak, juniper, mesquite, and grasses. On February 12, 1978, at 2:40 p.m., a nearby rancher heard a loud blast and, upon investigating, found that an end had broken off Big Bee Rock.


Bosque County History Book Committee, Bosque County, Land and People (Dallas: Curtis Media, 1985).


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

"BIG BEE ROCK," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 07, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.