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LEAD MOUNTAIN. Lead Mountain is a small elevation located in east central Coryell County near the ruins of old Fort Gates. It was named for the large number of lead bullets found in the area.


Zelma Scott, History of Coryell County (Austin: Texas State Historical Association, 1965).


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

"LEAD MOUNTAIN," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.