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Socorro in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Socorro

 
 
Socorro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
1. Socorro Marker
Inscription.  Site of the mission and pueblo of Nuestra Señora de la Concepción del Pueblo de Socorro established by Don Antonio de Otermín and Father Fray Francisco Ayeta, O.F.M. in 1683. Maintained by Franciscan missionaries for the civilizing and Christianizing of the Piro, Thano and Gemex Indians, refugees after the Pueblo revolt in New Mexico.
 
Erected 1936 by The State of Texas. (Marker Number 4972.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial EraNative Americans. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, and the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series lists.
 
Location. 31° 39.543′ N, 106° 18.215′ W. Marker is in Socorro, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on South Nevarez Road, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located one block north of intersection of Nevarez and FM 258. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 328 South Nevarez Road, El Paso TX 79927, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker,
Socorro Marker (on the right) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
2. Socorro Marker (on the right)
Socorro Mission La Purísima Marker is on the left.
measured as the crow flies. Socorro Mission La Purísima (here, next to this marker); The Camino Real (a few steps from this marker); Casa Ortiz (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rio Vista Farm (approx. 2.2 miles away); Alderete-Candelaria House (approx. 2½ miles away); Ysleta Plaza (approx. 2.6 miles away); Oldest Mission in Texas (approx. 2.7 miles away); First Mission and Pueblo in Texas (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Socorro.
 
Also see . . .  Nuestra Senora de la Limpia Concepcion del Socorro Mission - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on June 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.) 
 
Socorro Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 19, 2018
3. Socorro Marker
The historical medallion that was once attached to the mission facade and removed during the restoration, has now placed between the two previously existing markers at the mission site.
Socorro Mission image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
4. Socorro Mission
Markers are at the far left by the parked cars.
Mission Interior image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 26, 2007
5. Mission Interior
Mission Interior image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 26, 2007
6. Mission Interior
Closeup photo of altar
Mission at Christmas image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, December 25, 2007
7. Mission at Christmas
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on June 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   3. submitted on June 19, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.   4. submitted on November 15, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5, 6, 7. submitted on May 11, 2014, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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