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TWELVE MILE MESA. Twelve Mile Mesa is near Belding ten miles southwest of the town of Fort Stockton in southwest Pecos County, between the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway tracks on the west and U.S. Highway 385 on the east (at 30°46' N, 102°59' W). The summit reaches an elevation of 3,733 feet. Twelve Mile Mesa lies in an area where the terrain is flat with local deep and dense dissections. Native vegetation consists primarily of oak, juniper, and mesquite in shallow and stony soils.


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"TWELVE MILE MESA," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 27, 2015. Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.