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Near Hanover in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Kneeling Nun

 
 
Kneeling Nun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 28, 2004
1. Kneeling Nun Marker
Inscription. Most famous of the many historic landmarks in the Black Range country is the Kneeling Nun. So named for its resemblance to a nun kneeling in prayer before a great altar. Many legends have grown up around the giant monolith which rests near the summit of the Santa Rita Range.
 
Location. 32° 48.177′ N, 108° 7.276′ W. Marker is near Hanover, New Mexico, in Grant County. Marker is on Scenic State Road 152 at milepost 2.3, 2.3 miles east of U.S. 180, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover NM 88041, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 (a few steps from this marker); Fort Bayard (approx. 2.1 miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mines (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fort Bayard - 1866-1900 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bayard (approx. 3.2 miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mine (approx. 3.7 miles away); a different marker also named Bayard (approx. 4.3 miles away); Pinos Altos (approx. 7.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hanover.
 
Regarding Kneeling Nun. The marker references a stone monolith near a mountain peak which is also named Kneeling Nun Peak. The monolith itself is located at 32
Kneeling Nun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
2. Kneeling Nun Marker
Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 marker is in background.
47.098N 108 03.653W. These are the coordinates usually returned when a search is conducted for this landmark. The stone monolith is threatened by the expansion of an open copper mine that is in close proximity to the landmark.
 
Also see . . .  “The Kneeling Nun”. Perhaps no story is so dear to the people of Grant County as the legend of the Kneeling Nun (Submitted on August 25, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Rear of Kneeling Nun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
3. Rear of Kneeling Nun Marker
Kneeling Nun Monolith and Giant Altar image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 28, 2004
4. Kneeling Nun Monolith and Giant Altar
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 1,992 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.   2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on , by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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