Near Granbury in Hood County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
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 N) had picnics at the peak. Boys also hunted wolves and rattlesnakes among caves and rocks on the top.
Erected 1969 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 993.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks.
Location. 32° 23.125′ N, 97° 47.073′ W. Marker is near Granbury, Texas, in Hood County. Marker is on Glen Rose Highway (State Highway 144) 0.4 miles north of Williamson Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Granbury TX 76048, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured Granbury Opera House (approx. 3.9 miles away); Harris Building (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Granbury House (approx. 3.9 miles away); Haynes-Burns-Ewell Building (approx. 3.9 miles away); Baker-Rylee Building and Town Square Service Station (approx. 3.9 miles away); City named for Texas Confederate General H.B. Granbury (approx. 4 miles away); County Named for Famous Confederate General John Bell Hood (approx. 4 miles away); Nellie Gray Robertson (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Granbury.
Also see . . . Comanche Peak (Hood County) - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on August 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 153 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.