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Statistics & Facts
Statistics & Facts
The New Mexico state capital is Santa Fe.
The population of Fort Sumner is approximately 1031 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 692 (1990), 489 (2010).
The amount of land area in Fort Sumner is 8.633 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.011 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fort Sumner to Washington DC is 1617 miles.
The distance to the New Mexico state capital is 129 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fort Sumner is positioned 34.47 degrees north of the equator and 104.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Fort Sumner Community Events Old Fort Days
2nd weekend in June
It includes some local rodeo events, a living history exhibit at the (partially) restored
Fort Sumner which includes authentic 19th century uniforms and weapon
demonstrations. There are flea markets, art exhibits, and Billy the Kid's
grave site. Yes, he is dead. There are also spectator participation events
including a tug-o-war and the famous tombstone race. The tombstone race
simulates the actual "course" necessary to steal Billy the Kid's tombstone
as it used to be taken quite frequently. The race has barriers and a real
tombstone to be transported. The race is fun and pays $ 1000 to the winner!
Much fun is to be had and friends to be made. If it gets too hot, Sumner
Lake is just 15 minutes north.See you there!
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