Mora County New Mexico


Photo by Michael E. Pitel

Foundations of homes and buildings line the tree-shaded former Main St. here; the delapidated stage coach station and three other deserted trail-era homes remain (private property; can be seen from access road). The photograph shows the Barlow & Sanderson Stage Station in Tiptonville.

National Historic Landmark. Established in 1850 by Sam Watrous' son-in-law, William Tipton (who built a home here and after whom the settlement was named.) There was also a store and Masonic Lodge. Tiptonville welcomed Santa Fe Trail traffic and stagecoaches until the late 19th Century. The reputed stage station and three other Santa Fe Trail era buildings remain. Santa Fe Trail ruts cross the dirt access road S of NM 161 (Scenic Byway).

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