Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
San Miguel Church
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Native Americans • Notable Buildings.
Location. 35° 41.014′ N, 105° 56.273′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. 401 Old Santa Fe Trail between De Vargas and Paseo de Peralta. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lamy Building (a few steps from this marker); The "Oldest" House (within shouting distance of this marker); Mother Magdalen and the Sisters of Loretto (1852-1968) (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Inez Bushner Gill (1918–1982) and Maralyn Budke (1936–2010) (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kateri Tekakwitha (approx. ¼ mile away); Santa Fe Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); La Castrense (approx. ¼ mile away); End of Santa Fe Trail (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
Regarding San Miguel Church. Built under the auspices of Fray Alonso de Benavidez,one of the Franciscan Padres.
Also see . . . San Miguel Chapel. (Submitted on April 12, 2018, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
1. San Miguel
While there may be some debate among scholars as to the precise date when the Chapel of San Miguel was built, it is certainly among the oldest existing churches still in use in the New World. Known locally as a mission, it was built to serve the poor in the Santa Fe congregation.
— Submitted January 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,529 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on April 8, 2018, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. Photos: 1. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 2. submitted on January 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 6, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 7. submitted on January 7, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. 8. submitted on August 4, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.