Mesilla in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Plaza de Mesilla
United States Department of Commerce
Economic Development Administration
American Revolution Bicentennial Commission
and by matching funds from the
Town of Mesilla
and individual contributions
Location. 32° 16.447′ N, 106° 47.715′ W. Marker is in Mesilla, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker is on Calle de Parian, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mesilla NM 88046, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Gadsden Purchase Celebration (here, next to this marker); Head Quarters, Dept. of New Mexico (here, next to this marker); All Servicemen and Women (here, next to this marker); Butterfield Overland Trail (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Battle of Mesilla & Major Lynde's Retreat Doña Ana County Courthouse and Jail (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Billy the Kid (within shouting distance of this marker); La Mesilla (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mesilla.
More about this marker. One of five plaques mounted on a monument in Mesilla's town square.
1. The Town of Le Mesilla
Founded in 1853, the historic town of La Mesilla was originally located in Mexico and became part of the United States after the Gadsden Purchase of 1854. The town became a stop on the Butterfield Overland mail route, which linked St. Louis and San Francisco. It lost its prominence when bypassed by the railroad in 1881. Today, the historic La Mesilla plaza welcomes trail travelers to enjoy its
— Submitted April 10, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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