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Near Las Cruces in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Las Cruces on the Camino Real

Population 74,267 -- Elevation 3,909

 
 
Las Cruces on the Camino Real Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
1. Las Cruces on the Camino Real Marker
Inscription. In 1849, following the Mexican War, fields were first broken in Las Cruces. The town became a flourishing stop on the Camino Real, deriving its name, "The Crosses", from the marking of graves of victims of an Apache attack. Las Cruces since 1881 has been the county seat of Doņa Ana County.
 
Location. 32° 16.865′ N, 106° 51.956′ W. Marker is near Las Cruces, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker can be reached from Interstate 10 at milepost 136. Click for map. Marker is on the south side of the rest rooms at the east bound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Las Cruces NM 88005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rio Grande (approx. 3.1 miles away); La Mesilla (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named La Mesilla (approx. 4.1 miles away); Butterfield Overland Trail (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Gadsden Purchase Celebration (approx. 4.2 miles away); Head Quarters, Dept. of New Mexico (approx. 4.2 miles away); All Servicemen and Women (approx. 4.2 miles away); Plaza de Mesilla (approx. 4.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Las Cruces.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, Mexican-American
 
Las Cruces on the Camino Real Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
2. Las Cruces on the Camino Real Marker
Las Cruces on the Camino Real Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 21, 2012
3. Las Cruces on the Camino Real Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 411 times since then and 28 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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