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

Historic Taos Plaza

 
 
Historic Taos Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 22, 2013
1. Historic Taos Plaza Marker
Inscription. Capitan Hernan Alvarado and his conquistadors from the famous Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Expedition arrived here on August 29, 1540. It is estimated that the Tiwa Indians settled in this valley around 1350 A.D. The name Taos is believed to be an adaptation of the Tewa Indian word Towih, meaning red willows. It is first recorded in history by Juan Belarde, secretary to Don Juan de Oñate in 1598. Taos was first colonized by Spain in 1615.
 
Location. 36° 24.433′ N, 105° 34.454′ W. Marker is in Taos, New Mexico, in Taos County. Marker is at the intersection of North Plaza and South Plaza, on the left when traveling west on North Plaza. Click for map. It is at the entrance to the Plaza. Marker is in this post office area: Taos NM 87571, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Don Fernando de Taos (here, next to this marker); Historic Taos (a few steps from this marker); Don Fernando de Taos Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); Padre Antonio José Martínez (within shouting distance of this marker); Ledoux Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Historic Taos Plaza and Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 22, 2013
2. Historic Taos Plaza and Marker
Taos (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Taos (approx. 2 miles away); Taos Canyon (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Taos.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Historic Taos Plaza view in 2003- Marker in different location image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, June 4, 2003
3. Historic Taos Plaza view in 2003- Marker in different location
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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