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

Artesia

Population 10,385 – Elevation 3,350

 
 
Artesia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
1. Artesia Marker
Inscription. Artesia, named for the area's many artesian wells, lies on the route of the Pecos Valley cattle trails used by Charles Goodnight, Oliver Loving, and John S. Chisum. The town, established in 1903, is located in what was once part of Chisum's vast cattle empire.
 
Location. 32° 43.357′ N, 104° 23.786′ W. Marker is in Artesia, New Mexico, in Eddy County. Marker is on U.S. 285 at milepost 61, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Artesia NM 88210, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Seven Rivers Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Castaño de Sosa’s Route (approx. 6 miles away); The Derrick Floor (approx. 8.3 miles away); First Lady of Artesia (approx. 8.3 miles away); Independent Spirit (approx. 8.3 miles away); a different marker also named Artesia (approx. 11.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
<i>Back of </i>Artesia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
2. Back of Artesia Marker
Points of Interest
New Mexico's Historic Markers typically have a map on the back side showing the location of other OSHM's. This is an excellent source of information when exploring for other Historical Markers and locations.
Artesia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 26, 2012
3. Artesia Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 28, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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