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Magdalena in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Kelly

 
 
Kelly Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gregory Walker, November 23, 2010
1. Kelly Marker
Inscription.  Silver was discovered in Kelly around 1866 and the town site was laid out in circa 1879. Kelly boomed with silver mining and eventually zinc mining, becoming one of central New Mexico's most prosperous mining towns. At one time it boasted a population of 3,000. When zinc played out in the 1930's, Kelly began to die and is now a ghost town.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 34° 7.08′ N, 107° 14.415′ W. Marker is in Magdalena, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker is on U.S. 60, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Magdalena NM 87825, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Riley (approx. 0.2 miles away); Magdalena Fault (approx. half a mile away); Magdalena (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Magdalena Fault (approx. 9.3 miles away); Magdalena Livestock Driveway (approx. 9½ miles away).
 
Location of Kelly Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Gregory Walker, November 23, 2010
2. Location of Kelly Marker
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 725 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 9, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2022