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

Torreon

 
 
Torreon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
1. Torreon Marker
Inscription. One of Lincoln's earliest structures. Built in the 1850's, its thick walls protected Spanish-Americans against the Apaches. In Lincoln Co. War Murphy's sharpshooters were here stationed. In 1937 Chaves County Historical Society undertook restoration of tower.
 
Erected 1950 by Old Lincoln County Memorial Commission.
 
Location. 33° 29.546′ N, 105° 23.163′ 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 west. 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); Site of Squire Wilson's Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Earliest Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Tunstall-McSween Store (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Dolan Home (about 400 feet away); Site of the McSween Home (about 400 feet away); Col. Dudley's Camping Place (about 500 feet away); Montano Store (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lincoln.
 
Categories. ExplorationNative Americans
 
Torreon Marker and Tower image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
2. Torreon Marker and Tower
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 569 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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