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Fort Sumner, New Mexico: Billy the Kid's Caged Grave Team Field Report

Old Fort Sumner Cemetery

Billy the Kid Drive, Fort Sumner, NM
Billy's real grave is three miles east of town on US Hwy 60/84, then south three miles on Billy the Kid Drive. On the right, in Old Fort Sumner Cemetery.
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Billy the Kid's Two Graves.

Billy the Kid's Caged Grave

Enclosed in a steel cage to prevent theft. Outlaw Billy the Kid's punishment is to be not only dead, but to spend eternity behind bars. Report... [09/27/2020]

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Billy the Kid's elusive tombstone.

Billy the Kid's Grave

To the folks who have left ammo as an offering: "This is the true meaning of Pals. Until we ride again. Billy."

[William H. Bonney, 09/21/2020]

Mr. William H. Bonney, some say Billy the Kid lies beneath a headstone inscribed "Pals" with his name and those of two of his outlaw buddies. Visitors often decorate the grave with large caliber bullets and shotgun shells.

Billy the Kid graves.

Billy the Kid's Two Graves

The Old Fort Sumner Museum has closed. We visited on May 25, 2017. The grave is still accessible.

[Tj, 05/30/2017]

Nearby Offbeat Places

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.
Cowboy Rukus: Giant Cowboy CutoutsCowboy Rukus: Giant Cowboy Cutouts, Vaughn, NM - 45 mi.
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Dinosaur Skeletons in Bronze, Tucumcari, NM - 59 mi.

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