Near Hillsboro in Sierra County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Mormon Battalion Historical Marker
Lt. Col. Cooke
The Mormon Battalion, of some 500 men marched through this area during November of 1846. The march covered over 2000 miles from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Diego, California.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mormon Battalion marker series.
Location. 32° 39.983′ N, 107° 31.05′ W. Marker is near Hillsboro, New Mexico, in Sierra County. Marker is on New Mexico Route 27 at milepost 8.1, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hillsboro NM 88042, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lake Valley (approx. 4.4 miles away).
More about this marker. Monument is about 30 inches tall, and if the grass is tall, you may not be able to see from the road.
Categories. • War, Mexican-American •
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