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

Earliest Courthouse

 
 
Earliest Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
1. Earliest Courthouse Marker
Inscription. Three room adobe, seat of law and justice when Lincoln County was established, 1869. Routine issuing of warrants and records, trials for crimes large and small, all issued from it. Now called Priest's House, belongs with neighboring church.
 
Erected 1950 by Old Lincoln County Memorial Commission.
 
Location. 33° 29.524′ N, 105° 23.145′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, New Mexico, in Lincoln County. Marker is on U.S. 380 at milepost 97.8, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lincoln NM 88338, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Juan Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Torreon (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Squire Wilson's Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Montano Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Dudley's Camping Place (about 300 feet away); Tunstall-McSween Store (about 500 feet away); Old Dolan Home (about 500 feet away); Site of the McSween Home (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable Buildings
 
Earliest Courthouse and San Juan Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
2. Earliest Courthouse and San Juan Church
This old adobe courthouse served Lincoln County, from 1869 to 1880, when the county moved into the Murphy-Dolan Store
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 528 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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