Lordsburg, NM


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Lordsburg is a city in and the county seat of Hidalgo County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 3,379 at the 2000 census.
Lordsburg was founded in 1880 on the route of the Southern Pacific Railroad.
Lordsburg is the birthplace of the official New Mexico State song, O Fair New Mexico. It was written by Lordsburg resident Elizabeth Garrett, the blind daughter of famed sheriff Pat Garrett. In 1917, Governor Washington Ellsworth Lindsey signed the legislation making it the official State Song. In 1928, America's most famous march composer and conductor, John Philip Sousa, presented Governor Arthur T. Hannett and the people of New Mexico an arrangement of the State Song embracing a musical story of the Indian, the Cavalry, the Spanish, and the Mexican.