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In 1869, with the formation of the county named in honor of President Lincoln, the Territorial Legislature changed this frontier town's name, for the third time, to Lincoln. Many buildings have been restored, and the town kept much the same as it was in the late 1800's.

The Lincoln County War, the last great shootout of the Old West, grew from a conflict between two rival mercantile operations, the Murphy-Dolan and Tunstall stores. Lawyer Alexander McSween, a Tunstall partner, was killed in the "Five Day Battle." His widow, Susan, went on to become known as the "Cattle Queen of New Mexico." She is buried in the cemetery at White Oaks.

The Lincoln County Courthouse, where Billy the Kid was jailed, was once the Murphy-Dolan store. Billy escaped on April 25, 1881, killing two deputies. Three months later, Billy was killed by Sheriff Pat Garrett at Ft. Sumner. Visit several museums, including the old Court House, for a fascinating look into history.
Annual Events
Lincoln State Monument
Old Lincoln Days
Enjoy a weekend of living history, special performances and more. Parade & Pageant.
Pony Express Trail Ride
The Trail Ride Commemorating the Pony Express, the Trail Ride keeps the tradition alive by carrying the U.S. mail on horseback from White Oaks to Lincoln in three days. More Info:
Scott Wilson: 575-202-4556
Lincoln State Monuments
A-Old Lincoln County Courthouse
B-Sheriff Brent's House
C-Watson Home
D-San Juan Church

5-Lincoln Trust Center
6-Pageant Grounds
7-Visitors Center
8-Montano Store
9-Casa de Patron
10-Ellis Store
G-Montano Store Lincoln Trust
1-Wortley Hotel
2-Dr. Wood's Home
3-Site of McSween Home
4-Gallegos House
Ran La Roca Glass, Lincoln NM