Hanover in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Fort Bayard - 1866-1900
Fort Bayard National Cemetery
Originally established in 1866 as the military cemetery for Fort Bayard, many troopers, veterans, and civilians are buried here. It became a national cemetery, one of two in New Mexico, in 1973.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Forts or Castles • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
Location. 32° 46.933′ N, 108° 9.183′ W. Marker is in Hanover, New Mexico, in Grant County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 180 at milepost 120.5 and Bayard Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 180. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover NM 88041, 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 Santa Rita Copper Mines (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Bayard (approx. half a mile away); Bayard (approx. 1.6 miles away); Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Kneeling Nun (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Bayard (approx. 3 miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mine (approx. 4.9 miles away); Old Silver City Cemetery (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
More about this marker. Fort Bayard National Cemetery Marker is on the back side of this marker.
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