De Baca County

De Baca County is the second-least populous county in New Mexico with approximately 1,793.

The county is named for Ezequiel Cabeza De Baca, the second elected Governor of New Mexico. Fort Sumner is the County Seat. Outlaw William Bonney, aka Billy the Kid, was shot by Sheriff Pat Garrett on July 14, 1881 in Fort Sumner. The county encompasses an area of 2,334 square miles.

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