EAST MESA. East Mesa, bordered by Interstate Highway 10 on the south and U.S. Highway 385 on the west, is ten miles east of Fort Stockton in central Pecos County. Its summit (at 30°56' N, 102°39' W) reaches an elevation of 3,120 feet above sea level. The area terrain varies from flat with deep, dense local dissection to rolling, and the shallow stony soil supports juniper, oak, sparse grasses, and cacti.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article."EAST MESA," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/rje06), accessed May 24, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.