Brushy Knob

Brushy Knob, near Derden in northwestern Hill County (at 32°11' N, 97°20' W), rises 775 feet above sea level and sixty-five feet above the surrounding landscape. Derden was originally named Brushy Knob. The knob was for years the highest elevation in the county and was a landmark and Indian lookout point and campground. The original Derden cemetery lies at the foot of Brushy Knob.

Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

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