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.


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. Basil Woon, "Search Still Continuing for the Lost Lode Jim Hardin Found in the Black Rock Desert," Nevada State Journal, September 2, 1956, p. 6.
  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."