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CATHEDRAL MOUNTAIN (Brewster County). Cathedral Mountain is ten miles northwest of Marathon in northern Brewster County (at 30°19' N, 103°21' W). With an elevation of 6,220 feet above sea level, it rises some 1,800 feet above U.S. Highway 90, four miles southwest. Cathedral Mountain is a ridge of tilted limestone roughly 250 million years old. It is the southern tip of the Glass Mountains. Its shallow, stony soils support live oak, piñon, juniper, and grasses.


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

"CATHEDRAL MOUNTAIN (BREWSTER COUNTY)," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.