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La Joya in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

La Joya de Sevilleta

 
 
La Joya de Sevilleta Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 21, 2013
1. La Joya de Sevilleta Marker
Inscription. Present-day La Joya is located near the site of an ancient Piro Indian Pueblo that the Spanish named Nueva Sevilla, or Sevilleta. During the eighteenth century, this was the southernmost settlement along the Camino Real before the travelers ended the despoblado, or uninhabited area, between here and El Paso del Norte. Every fall, caravans assembled here in preparation for this portion of the journey.
 
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° 20.68′ N, 106° 50.645′ W. Marker is in La Joya, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker is on New Mexico Route 304 6.5 miles south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Joya NM 87028, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Doņa Eufemia (approx. 3.8 miles away); Rio Salado Sand Dunes (approx. 3.8 miles away); a different marker also named Rio Salado Sand Dunes (approx. 3.9 miles away); Acomilla (approx. 3.9 miles away); Las Nutrias (approx. 9.4 miles away); Sabino y Lemitar (approx. 13.5 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
Wide view of the La Joya de Sevilleta Marker image. Click for full size.
By PaulwC3, July 21, 2013
2. Wide view of the La Joya de Sevilleta Marker
The site of the Piro Indian Pueblo (Sevilleta) is located in the nearby 230,000 acre Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge.
 
Also see . . .  History - Sevilleta - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (Submitted on July 28, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the site of Sevilleta in the Sevilleta NWR • Can you help?
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