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Las Cruces in Doņa Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Pat Garrett Murder Site

 
 
Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
1. Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker
Inscription.  Pat Garrett, the Lincoln County Sheriff who shot and killed William “Billy the Kid” Bonney at Fort Sumner in 1881, was himself murdered at a remote site nearby on February 29, 1908. Wayne Brazel, a local cowboy, confessed to shooting Garrett but was acquitted of all charges. The motive and circumstances surrounding Garrett's death are still being debated.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events.
 
Location. 32° 22.776′ N, 106° 43.789′ W. Marker is in Las Cruces, New Mexico, in Doņa Ana County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 70 at milepost 153.6 and South Jornada Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 70. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Las Cruces NM 88011, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. America's First Battle of World War II: The Philippines (approx. 3.3 miles away); Heroes of Bataan (approx. 3.3 miles away); Doņa Ana (1604–1680) (approx. 4.7 miles away); Bartlett Garcia (approx. 5.6 miles away); Doņa Ana
Rear of Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
2. Rear of Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker
(approx. 5.6 miles away); Rio Grande Theatre (approx. 5.6 miles away); The Historic Green Bridge (approx. 5.6 miles away); Doņa Ana County Courthouse (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Cruces.
 
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Additional comments.
1. Location of the Murder Site
Pat Garrett was not killed where the markers are on the highway. Instead he was killed further into the desert, 1.2 miles SE (32.36619, -106.71720)
    — Submitted May 3, 2020, by Heinz Landeck of El Paso, Texas.
 
Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Heinz Landeck, March 1, 2020
3. Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker
Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Heinz Landeck, March 1, 2020
4. Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker
Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
5. Pat Garrett Murder Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 2,211 times since then and 192 times this year. Last updated on May 3, 2020, by Heinz Landeck of El Paso, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3, 4. submitted on May 3, 2020, by Heinz Landeck of El Paso, Texas.   5. submitted on November 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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