Billy the Kid
Lincoln County Guns
Lincoln Co. Courthouse
Lincoln in the 1800's
Gov. Lew Wallace
Lincoln County, once the largest county in the United States and a fourth the size of New Mexico, was founded in 1869. Dominated by the Sacred Mountain of the Apache, Sierra Blanca, Lincoln County is a colorful mosaic of ranchlands, forest, historical sites, and exquisite natural beauty.
Once one of the wildest of all western towns, Lincoln is considered by many historians to be the most authentic old west town remaining in the United States. The single road through town was once described as "the most dangerous street in America". Among the many Lincoln landmarks is the Murphy / Dolan store- which became the Lincoln courthouse and jail- which became famous when Billy the Kid escaped in 1881, killing two deputies in the process. Legend has it - one of the bullet holes from Billy's gun still decorates the courthouse wall.
Lincoln County Historical Society
711 Calle la Placita
P.O. Box 91
Lincoln, New Mexico 88338
Open by appointment only:
Call Marilyn Burchett at 575-653-4360 for more information!
HELP WANTED !!We critically need help from our members in the following areas.
If you are willing to help, please contact
Beverly Strauser, Treasurer, (575)653-4670), (firstname.lastname@example.org) or
Marilyn Burchett, Secretary (575)653-4360 (email@example.com):
· Newsletter – We need help gathering information, writing, and producing the Quarterly Newsletter.
· Archives – We need cataloging and updating our Archives in the Past Perfect software.
· Library – We need help cataloging and entering book information using Past Perfect.
Old Lincoln Town, 1880's