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

Carrizozo

Population 1,222 - Elevation 5,438 Ft

 
 
Carrizozo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, November 23, 2010
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.
 
Location. 33° 39.269′ N, 105° 53.021′ W. Marker is in Carrizozo, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker is on U.S. 380 at milepost 64.5, 0.2 miles west of B Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carrizozo NM 88301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Malpais (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Carrizozo (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Carrizozo (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Carrizozo (approx. 1.4 miles away); Susan McSween Barber “Cattle Queen of New Mexico” 1845-1931 (approx. 9.9 miles away); White Oaks (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
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Carrizozo Marker, west of town. image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, November 23, 2010
2. Carrizozo Marker, west of town.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 510 times since then and 60 times this year. Last updated on August 9, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 12, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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