De Baca County New Mexico AHGP
February 1917. County seat is Fort Sumner. De Baca
County was named for Ezequiel C. de Baca, New Mexico's
second Governor under statehood. The dedication of the
present day courthouse was on 24 November 1930. De Baca
County is heavily engaged in sheep and cattle ranching and farming. The outlaw William Bonney, alias Billy the Kid, was shot by Sheriff Pat
Garrett 14 July 1881.