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Carrizozo in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Carrizozo

Population 1,222 – Elevation 5,438

 
 
Carrizozo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
1. Carrizozo Marker
Inscription.  Carrizozo, county seat of Lincoln County, was established in 1899, a new town on the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad. The ghost town of White Oaks, once a booming mining camp, is nearby. Billy the Kid, Sheriff Pat Garrett, Governor Lew Wallace, and Albert Bacon Fall all figured prominently in the history of the area.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
 
Location. 33° 38.15′ N, 105° 53.031′ W. Marker is in Carrizozo, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Central Avenue (U.S. 54 at milepost 122.5), 0.1 miles south of A Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carrizozo NM 88301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carrizozo Woman's Club (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Carrizozo (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Carrizozo (approx. 1.3
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miles away); a different marker also named Carrizozo (approx. 1.4 miles away); Malpais (approx. 1.7 miles away); Susan McSween Barber (approx. 10.8 miles away); White Oaks (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
More about this marker. There are at least four "Carrizozo" markers. One on each major highway leading into town.
 
<i>Back of</i> Carrizozo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
2. Back of Carrizozo 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.
Carrizozo Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
3. Carrizozo Marker
View north on US-54 approaching Carrizozo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 987 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 9, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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