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El Paso in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

El Camino Real

(The King's Highway)

 
 
El Camino Real Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
1. El Camino Real Marker
Inscription. The regal highway extending between his Catholic majesty's far flung kingdoms of New Spain, from Mexico City to the Kingdom of New Mexico, passed here. From 1581 onward it was the route followed by conqueror, padre, merchant, adventurer and settler. Along its course passed ox-cart and mule-train and the traffic of the new realm.
 
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 15207.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments marker series.
 
Location. 31° 45.566′ N, 106° 29.318′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is at the intersection of North Oregon Street and Mills Avenue, on the right when traveling north on North Oregon Street. Click for map. Marker is at the southwest corner of San Jacinto Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: El Paso TX 79901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Sidewalk Clock (a few steps from this marker); San Jacinto Plaza (a few steps from this marker); El Paso's Chinese Community (within shouting distance of this marker); The First United States Soldiers to Be Stationed at the Pass of the North
El Camino Real Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
2. El Camino Real Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Site of United States Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); El Paso County (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Cortez (within shouting distance of this marker); The Woman's Club of El Paso (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in El Paso.
 
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Texas Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 3, 2010
3. Texas Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Plaque
Plaque is just to the left of the El Camino Real Marker.

The El Camino Real was designated a Texas Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1989.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 6 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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