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Near Bent in Otero County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Round Mountain

 
 
Round Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2014
1. Round Mountain Marker
Inscription. This cone--shaped mountain is a landmark in southern New Mexico that has historic significance for many area families. In April 1868 a skirmish occurred between the Apache and Tularosa settlers when six U.S. soldiers left supply wagons between Fort Stanton and Fort Seldon. The besieged travelers took refuge on Round Mountain. Each spring a fiesta is held in Tularosa to commemorate this battle.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 33° 9.034′ N, 105° 53.2′ W. Marker is near Bent, New Mexico, in Otero County. Marker is on U.S. 70 at milepost 237.5, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bent NM 88314, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blazerís Mill (approx. 3.1 miles away); Tularosa (approx. 9.7 miles away); Sierra Blanca (approx. 13 miles away); La Luz (approx. 13.3 miles away); Lozen, Little Sister (approx. 14.3 miles away); Three Rivers Petroglyph Site (approx. 15.2 miles away); Cloud-Climbing Railroad (approx. 15.2 miles away); Restoring a Local Treasure (approx. 15.2 miles away).
 
Categories. Wars, US Indian
 
<i>Back of </i> Round Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2014
2. Back of Round Mountain Marker

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.
Round Mountain image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, April 30, 2014
3. Round Mountain
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 407 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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