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Aztec in San Juan County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Aztec Ruins National Monument

 
 
Aztec Ruins National Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2010
1. Aztec Ruins National Monument Marker
Inscription.  Despite its name, this magnificent site reflects 11th century influence from nearby Chaco Canyon rather than from the later Aztecs of Mexico. The striking masonry pueblos illustrate the classic Chaco architectural style with later Mesa Verde additions. Aztec was finally abandoned in 1300.
 
Topics. This historical marker and monument is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1300.
 
Location. 36° 49.549′ N, 107° 59.847′ W. Marker is in Aztec, New Mexico, in San Juan County. Marker is on North Aztec Boulevard, 0.2 miles west of U.S. 550, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Aztec NM 87410, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Armijo Returns Triumphant (approx. 0.4 miles away); At Home on the River (approx. half a mile away); A River's Ancient Gifts (approx. half a mile away); A Daring Plan (approx. half a mile away); A Vibrant Pueblo (approx. half a mile away); Crossroads Through Time (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Aztec Ruins National Monument
Rear of Aztec Ruins National Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2010
2. Rear of Aztec Ruins National Monument Marker
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); "For the Enlightenment of the Nation" (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Aztec.
 
Aztec Ruins National Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2010
3. Aztec Ruins National Monument Marker
Aztec Ruins National Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 22, 2010
4. Aztec Ruins National Monument
Aztec Ruins National Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mike Stroud, May 31, 1994
5. Aztec Ruins National Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 847 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 3, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   5. submitted on October 6, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 16, 2022