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Near Newkirk in Guadalupe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Llano Estacado

 
 
Llano Estacado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
1. Llano Estacado Marker
Inscription. Rising above these red-earth lowlands to the south is the Llano Estacado or Staked Plain, a high plateau covering some 32,000 square miles in eastern New Mexico and adjacent areas in Texas. Topographically, it is one of the flattest areas in the United States, and rises to 450 feet above the surrounding great Plains.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 35° 4.075′ N, 104° 14.297′ W. Marker is near Newkirk, New Mexico, in Guadalupe County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 40 at milepost 300, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in the eastbound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Newkirk NM 88431, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Comanche Country (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
Categories. Environment
 
Llano Estacado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
2. Llano Estacado Marker
Back of 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.
Llano Estacado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 15, 2016
3. Llano Estacado Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 188 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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