Details for Albuquerque (Atlas Number 5493000104)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5493000104


Marker Number 104
Atlas Number 5493000104
Marker Title Albuquerque
Index Entry Albuquerque
Address FM 1681, NW of Nixon
City Nixon
County Wilson
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 612336
UTM Northing 3243913
Subject Codes outlaws; sheriffs; ghost towns
Marker Year 1975
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location From Nixon take FM 1681 northwest to grounds of Union Valley Homecoming Association.
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 20" x 20"
Marker Text Near 1857 Ranch of Samuel and Martha (Hastings) McCracken. Post office, opened 1869, was named by veterans of Sibley's Civil War campaign in New Mexico. Town had businesses, school, blacksmith shop where DeWitt County Sheriff Jack Helm died (1873) of blast from gun of John Wesley Hardin. Post office closed 1883. (1972)