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Aztec in San Juan County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Aztec

Population 5512 - Elevation 5460 ft.

 
 
Aztec Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2010
1. Aztec Marker
Inscription. Aztec, named for the nearby National Monument, was founded in 1876 when portions of the Jicarilla Apache Reservation were opened for non Indian settlement. It is the seat of San Juan County, which was created in 1887 partially as a response to the desire of the residents to be free from the political forces of Rio Arriba County.
 
Location. 36° 48.239′ N, 107° 59.901′ W. Marker is in Aztec, New Mexico, in San Juan County. Marker is on U.S. 550 at milepost 158.5, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aztec NM 87410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Aztec Ruins National Monument (approx. 1.5 miles away); a different marker also named Aztec Ruins National Monument (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Aztec Ruins National Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); "For the Enlightenment of the Nation" (approx. 2.1 miles away); City of Bloomfield (approx. 6.6 miles away); Salmon Ruin (approx. 7.2 miles away); Harriet Belle Amsden Sammons (1876-1954) (approx. 10.6 miles away).
 
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Rear of Aztec Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2010
2. Rear of Aztec Marker
Aztec Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2010
3. Aztec Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 570 times since then and 25 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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