Aragon is an unincorporated community on the Tularosa River in Catron County, New Mexico, United States. It is located at an altitude of 7,135 feet (2,175 m) seven miles (11 km) northeast of Apache Creek.
latitude is 33.88 N, longitude 108.54 W.
History [ edit ]
Fort Tularosa [ edit ]
Aragon is on the site of former
Fort Tularosa , which was built in 1872 to protect the Apache Indian Agency from the 33°52′52″N 108°32′18″W / 33.88111°N 108.53833°W Ojo Caliente Band of Apaches. The fort was abandoned when the tribe was moved back to the Ojo Caliente reservation in 1874. A stockade was built on the site of the earlier fort in 1880 by Buffalo Soldiers led by Sergeant George Jordan. Jordan eventually received the Medal of Honor for leading 25 men to repulse a force of more than 100 Indians in the Battle of Fort Tularosa.
The only remaining evidence of the Fort is a burial ground for soldiers who served in the
Arizona Territory. , [2 ] [3 ]
The town [ edit ]
The town was known as Joseph from 1887 to 1898 and 1901 to 1906. Since 1906 it has been known as Aragon, named for an old Spanish family who still lives in the area. Near Aragon, on the north side of Tularosa Canyon, a cave was occupied from 400 B.C. to A.D. 1100, containing pits and later masonry rooms.
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