Fort Sumner, NM

Named after former New Mexico military governor Edwin Vose Sumner, Fort Sumner was a military fort charged with the internment of nearby Navajo and Mescalero Apache populations from 1863 to 1868.

The federal government closed the fort in 1868, and sold its buildings to Lucien Maxwell, a prominent New Mexico landowner, in 1870. Maxwell's son Pete befriended legendary outlaw Billy the Kid, and it was in his house that Billy was killed by Pat Garrett. Billy the Kid is buried in the old military cemetery in Fort Sumner as is Lucien Maxwell.

In the 1920s the Transcontinental Air Transport airline built an airfield in Fort Sumner as part of its coast-to-coast air passenger network, but the site was abandoned when the airline's ambitious plans collapsed in the Great Depression. The airfield was reopened by the Army Air Corps as a training base during World War II. After the war, the base became the Fort Sumner Municipal Airport, and was chosen as a launch site for NASA's high altitude balloon program.

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Total Listings: 8
Average Price: $161,738
Highest Price: $315,000
Lowest Price: $65,000

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Listings in Fort Sumner, NM

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Includes A Guest House, A One Room Studio/craft...

$315,000 Active 123 Cottonwood Drive ., Fort Sumner, NM
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 8 Acres
  • 1,000 ft²


Includes A Guest House, A One Room Studio/craft Building. Horse Barn Has Three Stalls And Enclosed Tack Room. Small Set Of Working Pens Behind The Barn. 8 Acres Of Permanent Grass Fenced Into Three Pastures, Includes Shelter In Each Pasture.

MLS® #124000

Properties With Plenty Of Unique Storage And Pr...

$250,000 Active 1812 E Mesquite Avenue 1, Fort Sumner, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1.78 Acres
  • 1,641 ft²


Properties With Plenty Of Unique Storage And Privacy Don't Come Along Often. Must-see 1, 641 Sf - 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home And 1, 550 Sf - Metal Shop (included In Sf Price) Are Located On 1.78 Acres. Freshly Updated Kitchen; Ceramic Tile, Quartz Counter Tops,...

MLS® #123607

Come See This Beautiful 2500+ Sq.ft., 4 Bedroom...

$239,000 Active 706 Billy The Kid 1, Fort Sumner, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 8.5 Acres
  • 2,500 ft²


Come See This Beautiful 2500+ Sq.ft., 4 Bedroom/2.5 Bath Home Located On 8.5 Acres Overlooking The Picturesque Fort Sumner Pecos River Valley.this Lovely Home Has 2 Separate Living Areas.the Living Room In The Front Of The Home Is Anchored By A Corner Wood ...

MLS® #123522

Make This Custom Cabin Your Own Private Get Awa...

$120,000 Active 85 W Campground Lane, Fort Sumner, NM
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1.7 Acres
  • 1,500 ft²


Make This Custom Cabin Your Own Private Get Away. 12 Minutes Walking Distance From Lake Sumner, Easy Access To Lake For Fishing Or Boating. Cabin Has Water, Propane And Electric For Camping With All The Benefits Of Home!

MLS® #962768

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