Fort Sumner, New Mexico: Billy the Kid Killed Here

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Address:
3501 Billy the Kid Rd, Fort Sumner, NM
Directions:
From Fort Sumner drive east on US-84 for three miles. Turn right at the brown Billy the Kid Grave sign onto NM-272/Billy the Kid Drive. Drive 3.5 miles. Park in the Visitor Center lot on the right, then walk west along an old dirt road for a quarter-mile. You'll see the Fort Sumner ruins ahead, and beyond it a tall white flagpole. The death site is about a hundred yards west of the flagpole, marked with a small granite slab flat on the ground.
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Billy the Kid Killed Here

Small ground slab marks the spot where the West's most infamous juvenile delinquent bit the dust.

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Died here.

Billy the Kid's Grave

Be sure to go to the museum behind the graveyard to see the marker where Billy the Kid was shot and died.

[Jorge Navarro, 12/20/2018]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Billy the Kid's Caged GraveBilly the Kid's Caged Grave, Fort Sumner, NM - < 1 mi.
Billy the Kid Museum and Replica GraveBilly the Kid Museum and Replica Grave, Fort Sumner, NM - 5 mi.
One Man's Privately-Built Rest AreaOne Man's Privately-Built Rest Area, Lake Sumner, NM - 15 mi.
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Cowboy Rukus: Giant Cowboy Cutouts, Vaughn, NM - 44 mi.

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