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Near 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° 38.549′ N, 105° 51.885′ W. Marker is near Carrizozo, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker is on U.S. 380 at milepost 65.5, half a mile east of U.S. 54, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carrizozo NM 88301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Carrizozo (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Carrizozo (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Carrizozo (approx. 1.4 miles away); Malpais (approx. 1.9 miles away); Susan McSween Barber “Cattle Queen of New Mexico” 1845-1931 (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Carrizozo Marker in Situ image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, November 23, 2010
2. Carrizozo Marker in Situ
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 534 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on August 9, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 27, 2010, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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