Near Fort Sumner in De Baca County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Lucien Bonaparte Maxwell
Maxwell founded the First National Bank of Santa Fe, New Mex. and invested $250,000 to help build the Texas Pacific Railroad. Dynamic….Charitable….Lavish….One of the great builders of the American West, died in quiet retirement, July 25, 1875 at Fort Sumner, New Mexico. Born Sept. 14, 1818
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is July 25, 1862.
Location. 34° 24.218′ N, 104° 11.597′ W. Marker is near Fort Sumner, New Mexico, in De Baca County. Marker can be reached from Billy the Kid Road (State Road 272) 0.1 miles south of State Road 212. Marker is in the Post Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Sumner NM 88119, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Fort Sumner and “Billy the Kid’s” Grave (within shouting distance Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Bosque Redondo Indian Reservation (approx. 3.6 miles away); Fort Sumner (approx. 4.2 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Sumner (approx. 6.1 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 766 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.