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

Lordsburg

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. The town was named for Delbert Lord, an engineer with the railroad. In 1927, Charles Lindbergh landed his famed Spirit of St. Louis on Lordsburg. For years, the town catered to motorists traveling the Old Spanish Trail highway and later U.S. 80.
 
Location. 32° 21.15′ N, 108° 44.583′ W. Marker is in Lordsburg, New Mexico, in Hidalgo County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 10 at milepost 20. Click for map. Marker is at the Lordsburg Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Lordsburg NM 88045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shakespeare (here, next to this marker); Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The Women of Shakespeare (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lordsburg (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lordsburg-Hidalgo Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Lordsburg (approx. 2.5 miles away); Camp Lordsburg (approx. 3.8 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
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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