This is a nice little very old town that is part of Las Cruces. So much history here. Many battles, outlaws and you name it. The US and Mexico both claimed it because of a map error so for a while it was called no man’s land. Some moved because they did not want to live in Mexico and some because they didn’t want to live in the US. It was resolved with the Gadsden Purchase. Two battles were fought here during the Civil War.
During the wild west era, Mesilla attracted such figures as Billy the Kid, Pat Garrett, and Pancho Villa.