Prehistoric cultural affiliation(s) include Jornada Mogollon, Archaic and Historic Anglo dating back to 6999 BC.
Several famous people are associated with these Otero County historic places including Father William C. Braun, A.P. Jackson and D.H. Sutherland.
Some of the country's most noteable architects helped create the Otero County places including Trost & Trost, Lyle E. Bennett, William C. Stanton, Alamogordo & Sacramento Mtn. RR, Gilbert Stanley Underwood, Roland Hazard, CCC, Works Progress Administration, Mariano Ramirez and US Forest Service. Prominent architectural styles found in Otero Country are Pueblo, Queen Anne and Bungalow/Craftsman.