|Otero County was created 30 January 1899.
It was named for Miguel A. Otero who was the Territorial Representative
to Congress 1856 to 1861. Alamogordo is the county seat. Alamo'
is the center of missile testing , spy planes development, White
Sands National Monument, and tourism. The Cloudcroft Apache
Reservation is nearby. Otero County offers residents clear skies,
clean air, varied surroundings from low plains to peaceful mountains.