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Artesia in Eddy County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Seven Rivers Cemetery

 
 
Seven Rivers Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
1. Seven Rivers Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Seven Rivers was located south of Artesia near the confluence of seven branches of a stream that flowed into the Pecos River. Settled in the mid-1860s, the town flourished as a trading post and refuge for participants in the Lincoln County War. The community declined until only the cemetery was left. When Brantley Dam was constructed in 1988, the cemetery itself was relocated behind Twin Oaks Memorial Park, north of Artesia.
 
Location. 32° 43.347′ N, 104° 23.786′ W. Marker is in Artesia, New Mexico, in Eddy County. Marker is on U.S. 285 at milepost 61, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Artesia NM 88210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Artesia (a few steps from this marker); Castaño de Sosa’s Route (approx. 6 miles away); The Derrick Floor (approx. 8.3 miles away); First Lady of Artesia (approx. 8.3 miles away); Independent Spirit (approx. 8.3 miles away); a different marker also named Artesia (approx. 11.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
<i>Back of </i>Seven Rivers Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
2. Back of Seven Rivers Cemetery 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.
Seven Rivers Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
3. Seven Rivers Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 13 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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