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

Socorro

 
 
Socorro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
1. Socorro Marker
Inscription. In 1598, Juan de Oņate's Spanish colonization expedition arrived here at the Piro Indian Pueblo of Pilabo, They renamed it Socorro owning to the food and shelter provided by Pilabo's inhabitants. The pueblo and its Spanish mission were destroyed during the Pueblo Revolt, and the area was not resettled until 1815. A west bank road connected Socorro to the Camino Real on the east side of the Rio Grande.
 
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° 3.501′ N, 106° 53.638′ W. Marker is in Socorro, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker is at the intersection of Terry Avenue and School of Mines Road, on the right when traveling east on Terry Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Socorro NM 87801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jumbo (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Garcia Opera House (about 600 feet away); New Mexico Tech (approx. 0.8 miles away); For Southern Independence (approx. 0.9
rear of Socorro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
2. rear of Socorro Marker
miles away); New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Museum (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Socorro (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sabino y Lemitar (approx. 7 miles away); San Antonio (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Socorro.
 
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Socorro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
3. Socorro Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 28, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 408 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 28, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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