Albuquerque in Bernalillo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
In 1706, New Mexico Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdes founded the new Villa de Albuquerque (now Albuquerque), which became the principal settlement of the Rio Abajo, or lower river district. Here, the Camino Real wound its way through a series of farming and ranching communities and led to a nearby ford which linked the Camino Real to settlements on the west bank of the Rio Grande.
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1706.
Location. 35° 5.775′ N, 106° 40.185′ W. Marker is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in Bernalillo County. Marker is at the intersection of North Plaza Street NW and San Felipe Street NW, on the left when traveling west on North Plaza Street NW. Marker is on the north side of Old Town Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 North Plaza Street NW, Albuquerque NM 87104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mountain Howitzers (a few steps from this marker); In This Plaza Were Enacted (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); Skirmish of Albuquerque (a few steps from this marker); San Felipe De Neri (within shouting distance of this marker); San Felipe de Alburquerque (within shouting distance of this marker); Casa de Armijo (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Town History (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albuquerque.
More about this marker. Although this marker states that it is an Official Scenic Historic Marker, it does not appear in the Official Scenic Historic Marker Guide published by the New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 916 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on July 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.