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Hachita in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Hachita

 
 
Hachita Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
1. Hachita Marker
Inscription. Located in the Little Hatchet Mountains, Hachita was founded around 1875 as a mining camp. The mountains supplied the camp not only with silver and copper, but also its name, “little hatchet.” By 1884 Hachita grew to 300 residents. Soon after 1900, when railroad tracks were laid nine miles east of Hachita, another settlement sprang up, drawing away residents and dividing the community into Old Hachita and New Hachita. Hachita also served as the base for forces when the "punitive expedition" was organized in retaliation of Pancho Villa's raid upon Columbus in 1916.
 
Location. 31° 55.133′ N, 108° 19.443′ W. Marker is in Hachita, New Mexico, in Grant County. Marker is on State Road 9 at milepost 146, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hachita NM 88040, United States of America.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Hachita Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
2. Hachita Marker
Rear of Hachita Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
3. Rear of Hachita Marker
Hachita is in lower right.
Hachita Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
4. Hachita Post Office
Post Office is two blocks south of marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 493 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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