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Near Carrizozo in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Carrizozo

Population 1,222 - Elevation 5,438 Ft

 
 
Carrizozo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, November 23, 2010
1. Carrizozo Marker
Inscription. Carrizozo, county seat of Lincoln County, was established in 1899, a new town on the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad. The ghost town of White Oaks, once a booming mining camp, is nearby. Billy the Kid, Sheriff Pat Garrett, Governor Lew Wallace, and Albert Bacon Fall all figured prominently in the history of the area.
 
Location. 33° 38.549′ N, 105° 51.885′ W. Marker is near Carrizozo, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker is on U.S. 380 at milepost 65.5, half a mile east of U.S. 54, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carrizozo NM 88301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Carrizozo (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Carrizozo (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Carrizozo (approx. 1.4 miles away); Malpais (approx. 1.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Carrizozo Marker in Situ image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, November 23, 2010
2. Carrizozo Marker in Situ
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 521 times since then and 24 times this year. Last updated on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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