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GUNSIGHT MOUNTAIN. Gunsight Mountain is six miles northwest of Eastland and just east of U.S. Highway 183 in northern Eastland County (at 32°31' N, 98°52' W). Its summit, at an elevation of 1,658 feet above sea level, rises 208 feet above U.S. 183. The mountain was named because it runs "as straight as a gun barrel" and has a projecting peak that the early settlers said represented the gunsight.


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

"GUNSIGHT MOUNTAIN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 29, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.