Lincoln, New Mexico: Billy the Kid Jailbreak: Bullet Hole

Billy shot his way out of the Lincoln County Jail in 1881, killing two lawmen. See the (supposed) bullet hole!

Old Lincoln County Courthouse

Address:
US Hwy 380, Lincoln, NM
Directions:
Old Lincoln County Courthouse. West edge of town (it's a tiny town) on the south side of US Hwy 380. It's a long-sided dun-colored two-story building next to the road.
Hours:
Daily 8:30-4:30 (Call to verify)
Phone:
575-653-4082
Admission:
Adults $7.
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Billy the Kid's Courthouse Escape

The Old Lincoln County Courthouse once held Billy the Kid. He escaped on April 28, 1881, killing two deputies in the process.

[John Crane, 11/15/2016]

Ask to see the bullet hole made by Billy's gun, and the ground marker where Deputy Bell fell, "Killed by Billy the Kid."

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