Anthony in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
On the Camino Real
El Camino Real
The King's Highway
The oldest historical road in the United States, running over 2000 miles from Mexico City to Taos. Parts of the Camino Real were used by Spanish explorers in the 1580s, but it was formally established in 1598 by Juan de Oņate, New Mexico's first colonizer and governor. It was later referred to as the Chihuahua Trail.
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
Location. 32° 0.385′ N, 106° 34.907′ W. Marker is in Anthony, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker can be reached from northbound I-10 (Interstate 10) when traveling north. Click for map. Rest area/Visitor Center off northbound I-10. Marker is in this post office area: Anthony NM 88021, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brazito Battlefield (here, next to this marker); Butterfield Trail/Espejo's Expedition El Paso (approx. 1.7 miles away in Texas); Texas (approx. 1.7 miles away in Texas); Paraje de los Brazitos (approx. 9.2 miles away); Fusselman Canyon (approx. 10.1 miles away in Texas); Mexican War Refugee Camp (approx. 15.6 miles away in Texas); Historical Building 241 - The Guardhouse, 1893 (approx. 15.9 miles away in Texas). Click for a list of all markers in Anthony.
More about this marker. One of three "Official Scenic Historic" markers outside the Visitor Center.
Categories. • Exploration • Roads & Vehicles • Settlements & Settlers •
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