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

Capitán

Population 1400 -- Elevation 6350 Ft.

 
 
Capitan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
1. Capitan Marker
Inscription. Many incidents in the Lincoln County War, 1876-1879, occurred in the area around Capitán. The promoters Charles B. and John A. Eddy platted the townsite in 1900, after building a spur of the El Paso & Northeastern Railroad from Carrizozo in order to open the Salado coal fields. The mines were abandoned in 1901.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 33° 32.496′ N, 105° 35.12′ W. Marker is in Capitan, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker is on State Road 48 at milepost 21.1, one mile south of U.S. 380, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Capitan NM 88316, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smokey Bear (approx. 0.7 miles away); Smokey Bear Historical Park (approx. ľ mile away); a different marker also named Capitán (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Capitán (approx. 1.1 miles away); CCC Camp/German Internment Camp (approx. 4.6 miles away); Chapel (approx. 4.6 miles away); Commanding Officer's Quarters (approx. 4.7 miles away); Officer's Quarters (approx. 4.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Capitan.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
<i>Back of</i> Capitan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
2. Back of Capitan Marker
Points of Interest
New Mexico's Historic Markers typically have a map on the back side showing the location of other OSHM's. This is an excellent source of information when exploring for other Historical Markers and locations.
Capitan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
3. Capitan Marker
View south on New Mexico Route 48.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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