Lincoln County New Mexico
Genealogy and History
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Formed in 1869 from part of Socorro County
The county seat is Carrizozo and the largest city is Ruidoso.
It was once the largest county in the United States. In the late 1870s the so-called Lincoln County War broke out
between ranchers and the owners of the county's largest general store. William Bonney, better known as Billy the
Kid, became involved on the side of the ranchers after his friend and employer was killed. In the end, Bonney killed
the deputy that killed his friend, another deputy, and the county sheriff. Several other people were slain in the
conflict, which included the other leader of the rancher faction. His death ended the conflict. In 1878, the new
territorial governor, retired Union General Lew Wallace, offered an amnesty to the combatants in order to bring
a long-lasting truce between the factions. [source: Wikipedia.org]
* Oscuro * Ruidoso * Ruidoso Downs * White
Alto * Fort
Stanton * Glencoe * Hollywood * Hondo *
* Lon * Nogal
* San Patricio
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Lincoln County Clerk
PO Box 338
Carrizozo, NM 88301
Capitan Public Library
106 Lincoln Avenue
PO Box 1169
Capitan, NM 88316
Ruidoso Public Library
PO Box 3539
Ruidoso, NM 88345