Near Hagerman in Chaves County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Agriculture • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 33° 5.808′ N, 104° 26.557′ W. Marker is near Hagerman, New Mexico, in Chaves County. Marker is on U.S. 285 at milepost 88, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerman NM 88232, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rio Felix Bridge (approx. 6.6 miles away); Civilian Conservation Corps Artesia (approx. 14.2 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Blackdom. The most famous all-Black community in New Mexico was Blackdom. It was a modest town on the plains of the New Mexico and was the first all-Black settlement in the New Mexico territory and had its inception at the end of the 19th century. The town was located 18 miles southwest of Roswell. (Submitted on June 10, 2012.)
2. Blackdom - "Colores". This youtube video tells the story of Blackdom. (Submitted on June 10, 2012.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,036 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.