King Lear Peak

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King Lear Peak (8923 feet) is located in the Jackson Range on the east side of the east arm of the Black Rock Desert.

King Lear appears in the 1893 Disaster 1:250,000 map.

King Lear appears in the 1937 Humboldt County Map.[1]

In 1959, an article about Nevada place names states that who ever named the anguished looking peak did so after Shakespeare.[2]


Photos and Blogs


  1. Humboldt County Map, 1937.
  2. James Hulse, "Scholar Unravels Mystery of State Place Names," Nevada State Journal, September 13, 1959, p. 24. The article mentions Helen Carlson, who wrote the book "Nevada Place Names."