Lincoln County New Mexico Historical Society
Lincoln County Historical Society located in historic Lincoln County New Mexico

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  Explore Lincoln County New Mexico History and the legend of Billy the Kid!

Lincoln County Historical Society is also on Facebook!


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This site provides information regarding people living in Lincoln County between 1850s and roughly 1910s.

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This is the official State of New Mexico website for the Lincoln Historic Site.  The town of Lincoln still has many of its buildings dating from the 1880s, making it easier to imagine what the town was like during the time of Billy the Kid and the Lincoln County War.

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This is the official State of New Mexico website for the Fort Stanton Historic Site.  Fort Stanton started as a military post in 1855, taken by the Confederacy in 1861, was a part of the Lincoln County War, abandoned by the military in 1899, served as a merchant marine sanitorium, a Civilian Conservation Corps camp, a German prisoner of war camp, a State of New Mexico sanitorium and now as a living history site. 

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This Facebook page has information on Lincoln and its historic buildings

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The Tularosa Basin Historical Society has information on Otero County, which was actually part of Lincoln County prior to 1899.

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Read about the Old West as it was happening!  The Library of Congress has digital copies of 

various newspapers, dating from 1836 to 1922.  To find Lincoln County newspapers, select NM as the state and search for Lincoln County.

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Home of the Great New Mexico Pedigree Database, sponsored by the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center, emphasizing Hispanic genealogy.

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Search the General Land Office records for homesteads.  It helps to have the land's legal description 9e.g. section, range, township) or patentee's name.

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Home for Smokey Bear Historical Park.  Smokey Bear became well known as a symbol for fire prevention for the US Forest Service after a badly burned bear cub was rescued near Capitan, NM.

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Website for locating graves at Fort Stanton cemetery, which was used primarily from the 1870's to 1920's.

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New Mexico American History and Genealogy Project has information on Lincoln County from around the 1880's to around 1900.

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Website with the archives of Presbyterian Church history in NM.

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Website about Billy the Kid.  Also on Facebook under About Billy the Kid.