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Black Mesa, AZ

Black Mesa

Coconino, Navajo and Yavapai Cos.

Smith Map, 1879
GLO Map, 1920, Mogollon Mesa

Known as "The Rim of the Basin."  So called by early settlers and others because very dark in color.  Extends east from Camp Verde to intersect the road from Holbrook to Ft. Apache.  A survey of the Fort Apache Ind. Res.  In 1879 established the Black mesa as its northern boundary.  This mesa is known also as "The Rim," or "The Mogollon Rim."

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