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Near Los Lunas in Valencia County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Tomé

 
 
Tomé Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 21, 2013
1. Tomé Marker
Inscription. For centuries, the prominent cerro, or steep hill, of Tomé was a significant landmark for travelers along the Camino Real. Settled as early as 1650, this area was abandoned following the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and remained uninhabited until the Tomé Land Grant was established in 1739. During the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Tomé was the center of government for the Rio Abajo district.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 34° 44.464′ N, 106° 43.823′ W. Marker is near Los Lunas, New Mexico, in Valencia County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Loop and Silva Road, on the left when traveling north on Church Loop. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Los Lunas NM 87031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Luna Mansion (approx. 4.6 miles away); Valencia (approx. 5 miles away); Peralta (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Wide view of the Tomé Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 21, 2013
2. Wide view of the Tomé Marker
Immaculate Conception Church (1756) image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 21, 2013
3. Immaculate Conception Church (1756)
The church has been center of the community of the Tomé since the Land Grant. Sections of the church date back to 1756.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Clearer Photo of the marker (if/when replaced) • Photos of Tomé Hill • Can you help?
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