Mescal was originally a populated place, at a rail station on the Southern Pacific Railroad at 31°59′24″N 110°26′07″W, at an elevation of 4,085 feet. The modern community lies to the south of the railroad near Interstate 10, at 4170 feet. Mescal had a population of 1,812 in the 2010 Census. Mescal had a post office from 1913 until 1931.
Mescal appears on the Mescal U.S. Geological Survey Map.
Parts of the movie Tom Horn (film) starring Steve McQueen were filmed in Mescal. Other productions filmed in Mescal include The Quick and the Dead starring Sharon Stone and Leonardo DeCaprio, and Bill O’Reilly’s Legends and Lies: The Real West - Doc Holliday.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mescal Census Designated Place
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mescal
- 2010 Census, Mescal, Arizona Population from censusviewer.com
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.