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FIVE MILE MESA. Five Mile Mesa, five miles southeast of Fort Stockton in central Pecos County, is flanked by Interstate Highway 10 on the north and U.S. Highway 285 on the west (at 30°52' N, 102°49' W). The summit of Five Mile Mesa has an elevation of 3,358 feet above sea level. The mesa stands in an area characterized by flat terrain with local deep and dense dissection and shallow, stony soils that support stands of oak, juniper, and some mesquite. Five Mile Mesa was named for its distance from Fort Stockton.


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"FIVE MILE MESA," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 26, 2015. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.