Fort Sumner State Monument



Place or area set aside for recreation or preservation of a cultural or natural resource and under some form of government administration; not including National or State forests or Reserves.
See also: Dams, Locales, and Mines
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
34.3978471°, -104.1955283°
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3953 ft. (1205 m.)

Topographic Map

US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. Fort Sumner State Monument is covered by the Fort Sumner East, NM US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Cities

Fort Sumner, NM 6 mi
Lake Sumner, NM 19 mi
House, NM 24 mi
Melrose, NM 32 mi
Floyd, NM 37 mi

Nearby Points of Interest

Old Fort Sumner Cemetery Man-made 0.4 mi
10209 Water Well Man-made 2.3 mi
10208 Water Well Man-made 2.5 mi
Vaughn Ranch Man-made 3.1 mi
Fort Sumner Main Canal Water 3.3 mi

Nearby Photos

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Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is SUMNER L which is approximately 18 miles away and has an elevation of 4,306 feet (353 feet higher than Fort Sumner State Monument). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January .36" 51.3° 22.9°
February .39" 56.1° 27.1°
March .54" 63.8° 33.3°
April .73" 71.5° 40.7°
May 1.56" 80.5° 50.4°
June 1.75" 89.7° 59.3°
July 2.27" 91.8° 64.2°
August 2.72" 89.5° 62.6°
September 1.70" 82.6° 55.2°
October 1.39" 72.7° 43.4°
November .61" 60.6° 31.9°
December .56" 52.1° 24.1°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are higher than 79% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 61% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are lower than 86% of other locations on record.