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Lordsburg in Hidalgo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Lordsburg

Population 3,195 — Elevation 4,245

 
 
Lordsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
1. Lordsburg Marker
Inscription. Lordsburg was founded in 1880 on the route of the Southern Pacific Railroad, near that used by the Butterfield Overland Mail Co., 1858-1861. It eventually absorbed most of the population of Shakespeare, a now-deserted mining town three miles south.
 
Location. 32° 22.333′ N, 108° 42.483′ W. Marker is in Lordsburg, New Mexico, in Hidalgo County. Marker is on U.S. 70 at milepost 28, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lordsburg NM 88045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lordsburg-Hidalgo Library (approx. 1.9 miles away); a different marker also named Lordsburg (approx. 1.9 miles away); Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Lordsburg (approx. 2.5 miles away); Shakespeare (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Women of Shakespeare (approx. 2.5 miles away); Camp Lordsburg (approx. 3 miles away).
 
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<i>back of</i> Lordsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
2. back of Lordsburg Marker
Lordsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
3. Lordsburg Marker
Lordsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 27, 2012
4. Lordsburg Marker
 
 
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