Glencoe in Lincoln County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
John H. Tunstall
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Law Enforcement • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1931.
Location. 33° 24.535′ N, 105° 27.112′ W. Marker is in Glencoe, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker is on U.S. 70 at milepost 273.5, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Glencoe NM 88324, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John H. Tunstall Murder Site (approx. 3.2 miles away); American Merchant Marine Monuments (approx. 6.7 miles away); Murphy-Dolan Store (approx. 6.8 miles away); a different marker also named Murphy-Dolan Store (approx. 6.8 miles away); Lincoln (approx. 6.8 miles away); Site of Old Wortley Hotel (approx. 6.9 miles away); a different marker also named Lincoln (approx. 6.9 miles away); Lincoln Historic District (approx. 6.9 miles away).
Regarding John H. Tunstall. In February, 1878, Dolan and Murphy obtained a court order to seize some of Tunstall's horses as payment for an outstanding debt. When Tunstall refused to surrender the horses, Lincoln County Sheriff, William Brady, formed a posse led by Deputy William Morton to seize them. After protesting the presence of the posse on his land, Tunstall was shot in the head on February 18, 1878. This incident started what became known as the Lincoln County War.
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