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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, April 30, 2014
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.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 32° 21.265′ N, 108° 43.997′ W. Marker is in Lordsburg, New Mexico, in Hidalgo County. Marker is on West Motel Drive 0.4 miles east of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling east. Touch 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lordsburg-Hidalgo Library (a few steps from this marker); Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Lordsburg (approx. 0.6 miles away); Shakespeare (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Women of Shakespeare (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Lordsburg (approx. 1.9 miles away); Camp Lordsburg (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
<i>Back of </i> Lordsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2014
2. Back of Lordsburg 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.
Lordsburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2014
3. Lordsburg Marker
The Lordsburg-Hidalgo Library Marker is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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