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

Clayton

Population 2,968 ~ Elevation 4,969

 
 
Clayton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
1. Clayton Marker
Inscription. Trade caravans and homesteaders traveling the Cimarron Cutoff of the Santa Fe Trail passed near here. Clayton was founded in 1887 and named for the son of cattleman and ex-Senator Stephen W. Dorsey, one of its developers. It became a major livestock shipping center for herds from the Pecos Valley and the Texas Panhandle.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Santa Fe Trail marker series.
 
Location. 36° 28.064′ N, 103° 13.587′ W. Marker is in Clayton, New Mexico, in Union County. Marker is on U.S. 64 at milepost 428, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clayton NM 88415, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rabbit Ear Mountain (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Rabbit Ear Mountain (approx. 2 miles away); a different marker also named Clayton (approx. 2 miles away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. 3.2 miles away); Santa Fe Trail - Cimarron Cutoff / Clayton (approx. 3.2 miles away); Black Jack Ketchum (approx. 3.3 miles away); Clayton Dinosaur Trackway (approx. 3.3 miles away).
 
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Clayton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
2. Clayton Marker
Clayton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
3. Clayton Marker
Rabbit Ear Mountain Marker in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 10, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 555 times since then and 113 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 10, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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