“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Mesilla in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)

La Mesilla

La Mesilla Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
1. La Mesilla Marker
Inscription. After the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which concluded the Mexican War in 1848, the Mexican government commissioned Cura Ramón Ortiz to settle Mesilla. He brought families from New Mexico and from Paso del Norte (modern Ciúdad Juárez) to populate the Mesilla Civil Colony Grant, which by 1850 had over 800 inhabitants.
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
Location. 32° 16.454′ N, 106° 47.728′ W. Marker is in Mesilla, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker is on Calle de Principal, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mesilla NM 88046, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Butterfield Overland Trail (a few steps from this marker); The Gadsden Purchase Celebration (within shouting distance of this marker); Head Quarters, Dept. of New Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); All Servicemen and Women (within shouting distance of this marker); Plaza de Mesilla (within shouting distance of this marker); Doña Ana County Courthouse and Jail
Reverse side Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
2. Reverse side
(within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Civil War Battle of Mesilla & Major Lynde's Retreat (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named La Mesilla (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Mesilla.
More about this marker. Reverse side of marker shows Points of Interest.
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American
Town Square Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
3. Town Square
Mesilla Town Square Photo, Click for full size
By Julie Szabo, February 12, 2008
4. Mesilla Town Square
La Mesilla Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
5. La Mesilla Marker
Calle Principal is in background.
Basilica of San Albino Photo, Click for full size
By Richard Denney, December 27, 2007
6. Basilica of San Albino
View of Mesilla Plaza during Christmas with Basilica of San Albino in distance.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida. This page has been viewed 1,599 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Julie Szabo of Oldsmar, Florida.   5. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   6. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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