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Albuquerque in Bernalillo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Albuquerque

 
 
Albuquerque Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
1. Albuquerque Marker
Inscription. In 1706, New Mexico Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdes founded the new Villa de Albuquerque (now Albuquerque), which became the principal settlement of the Rio Abajo, or lower river district. Here, the Camino Real wound its way through a series of farming and ranching communities and led to a nearby ford which linked the Camino Real to settlements on the west bank of the Rio Grande.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 35° 5.776′ N, 106° 40.177′ W. Marker is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in Bernalillo County. Marker is at the intersection of North Plaza Street NW and San Felipe St NW, on the left when traveling west on North Plaza Street NW. Click for map. Marker is on the north side of Old Town Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Albuquerque NM 87104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mountain Howitzers (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Soldiers (within shouting distance of this marker); In This Plaza Were Enacted (within shouting distance of this marker); Skirmish of Albuquerque
Rear of Albuquerque Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
2. Rear of Albuquerque Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); San Felipe De Neri (within shouting distance of this marker); San Felipe de Alburquerque (within shouting distance of this marker); Casa de Armijo (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town History (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Albuquerque.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Albuquerque Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
3. Albuquerque Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 579 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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