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SEVEN MILE MESA. Seven Mile Mesa is near Cold Spring, between the tracks of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway on the north and Interstate Highway 10 on the south, seven miles northeast of Fort Stockton in central Pecos County. The summit (at 30°56' N, 102°53' W) rises to an elevation of 3,195 feet. Seven Mile Mesa was named for its proximity to Fort Stockton. In 1849 United States Army captain William Henry Chase Whiting described the mesa and named it Iron Mountain, for what he called brown "iron stone" around its base.


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"SEVEN MILE MESA," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed October 14, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.