Los Lunas in Valencia County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Depot
Los Lunas, New Mexico
National Register of Historic Places
by the United States Department of the Interior
Built in 1879
Through the political influence of the Luna family, the county seat moved from Tome to Los Lunas in 1876. When the Santa Fe Railroad line arrived in Los Lunas, the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad depot was built in 1879 which facilitated the movement of livestock, hay, supplies and general merchandise. The depot was also used for telegraph communications as well as passenger and baggage service. The political influence and the location of the depot built in Valencia County contributed to Los Lunas becoming the center of business in the county.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 34° 47.714′ N, 106° 44.335′ W. Marker is in Los Lunas, New Mexico, in Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1103 NM-314, Los Lunas NM 87031, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Luna Mansion (approx. 0.9 miles away); Valencia (approx. 2.4 miles away); Tomé (approx. 3.8 miles away); Peralta (approx. 4 miles away); Pueblo of Isleta (approx. 7.7 miles away); Pueblo of Isleta Tuei (approx. 8.4 miles away); The Belen Hotel (approx. 9½ miles away); Camino del Llano (approx. 10.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Los Lunas.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 27, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. 2. submitted on April 28, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3. submitted on April 27, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
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