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

Camino Real

 
 
Camino Real Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
1. Camino Real Marker
Inscription. For more than 200 years the Camino Real, or Royal Road, was the major route for transporting commercial goods from Mexico City and Chihuahua to Santa Fe and Taos. First traveled by Juan de O˝ate during his 1598 expedition to New Mexico, the Camino Real followed the San Elizario, Socorro, and Ysleta Road, crossed the Rio Grande west of present downtown El Paso, and continued north into New Mexico. When the Rio Grande was established as the U.S. - Mexico boundary in 1848, this section of the old Camino Real became part of the United States.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 31° 39.547′ N, 106° 18.216′ W. Marker is in Socorro, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on South Nevarez Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 328 South Nevarez Road, El Paso TX 79927, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Socorro (a few steps from this marker); Socorro Mission La PurÝsima (a few steps from this marker); Casa Ortiz (approx.
Camino Real Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
2. Camino Real Marker
Socorro Mission is in background.
0.3 miles away); Rio Vista Farm (approx. 2.2 miles away); Alderete-Candelaria House (approx. 2.5 miles away); Ysleta Plaza (approx. 2.6 miles away); Oldest Mission in Texas (approx. 2.6 miles away); First Mission and Pueblo in Texas (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Socorro.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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