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Near Sonoita in Santa Cruz County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

San Ignacia del Babocomari

Mexican Land Grant

 
 
San Ignacia del Babocomari Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 30, 2010
1. San Ignacia del Babocomari Marker
Inscription. For $380 on December 25, 1832, Ignacio Elias and his sister Eulalia purchased 123,068 acres of rangeland stretching almost to the San Pedro River on the east and to the Canelo Hills and Sonoita Creek on the west. Only 34,707 acres was allowed by the U.S. Court of private land claims — the largest land grant approved in Arizona.
 
Erected 1964 by Arizona Development Board & Arizona Highway Department.
 
Location. 31° 43.426′ N, 110° 31.219′ W. Marker is near Sonoita, Arizona, in Santa Cruz County. Marker is on Arizona Route 82 at milepost 41, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sonoita AZ 85637, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Historic Empire Ranch (approx. 8.3 miles away); Hired Manís House – Who Lived Here?/Historic Preservation of the Hired Manís House (approx. 8.3 miles away); Home for Ranch Families (approx. 8.4 miles away); Sonoita Quarter Horse Show and Races (approx. 8.6 miles away); Camp Crittenden (approx. 11.3 miles away); Fort Huachuca
San Ignacia del Babocomari Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 30, 2010
2. San Ignacia del Babocomari Marker
View south of marker from pull out on highway 82.
(approx. 13.1 miles away); Buffalo Soldier Legacy Plaza (approx. 15 miles away); Apache Scout Memorial (approx. 15.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sonoita.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
San Ignacia del Babocomari Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, January 30, 2010
3. San Ignacia del Babocomari Marker
View of marker and Mustang Mountains to the southeast from highway 82.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 799 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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