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Lincoln County, New Mexico (U.S.)

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[Seal of Lincoln County, New Mexico] image by Jean-Marc Merklin, 29 September 2023
based on image located by Daniel Renterķa, 29 September 2023

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According to this article by Ruidoso News, Lincoln County's flag was designed by Stirling Spencer, a county commissioner at the time, for the New Mexico Capitol rotunda of county flags. He says that on the county flag, an arrow was included in recognition of the Native American influence, the hoe for farming in the valley, a saber for the cavalry at Fort Stanton, a pick for mining, and a brand for ranching. This particular branding iron was from Lawrence Murphy and James Dolan, and dates back to when New Mexico was still a territory in 1869. It shows the ties to the region's historic settlement and of course, Billy the Kid. It also depicts the county's approximate location emerging from a flag-map of New Mexico. Spencer says his intent for doing this was to show that while many think the state's counties are independent, they are still part of New Mexico. He says he added yellow because it was used a lot for the state and turquoise because it is the state gem of the state. Flag adopted sometime in the late '80s or early '90s.

A partial view of the flag of Lincoln County from an archived link of
Daniel Renterķa, 29 September 2023

Flag image above found in 2014, originally created in 2004.
Jean-Marc Merklin, 29 September 2023


[Seal of Lincoln County, New Mexico]image located by Jean-Marc Merklin, 29 September 2023

Image source:
Paul Bassinson, 31 July 2018