Details for Comanche Peak (Atlas Number 5221000993)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5221000993

Data

Marker Number 993
Atlas Number 5221000993
Marker Title Comanche Peak
Index Entry Comanche Peak
Address
City Granbury vicinity
County Hood
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 614365
UTM Northing 3583793
Subject Codes geology; Native Americans
Marker Year 1969
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location from Granbury, take SH 144 about 3 miles south
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Prominent indian and pioneer landmark. Actually a mesa, the peak rises 1,229 feet (above sea level). May have had ceremonial value for local tribes or have been a look-out point for game and enemies. A Comanche trail crossed county in this vicinity. In 1846 whites and indians en route to the so-called "peak" for a meeting almost failed to find it because of its flat top. Later settlers held dances here and students from Add-Ran College (about 10 miles north) had picnics at the peak. Boys also hunted wolves and rattlesnakes among caves and rocks on the top.