Bandera Mesa

Type: General Entry

Published: 1952

Updated: November 1, 1994

Bandera Mesa straddles the south central part of the Brewster-Presidio county line twenty-six miles north of Lajitas (at 29°37' N, 103°46' W). Most of the mesa, which is about seven miles across, lies in Presidio County, but its highest elevation is at its eastern edge in Brewster County. That point, with an elevation of 4,836 feet above sea level, rises some 1,240 feet above Alamo de Cesario Creek, three miles south. The local terrain is rugged, with numerous box canyons, and is surfaced by shallow, stony soils that support Mexican buckeye, walnut, persimmon, desert willow, scrub brush, and sparse grasses.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Anonymous, “Bandera Mesa,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 23, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

November 1, 1994