El Paso in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
El Paso Lower Valley Missions/ Cordova Island/ The City and County of El Paso
Socorro Mission -- 1682. Regarded as the oldest active parish church in the U.S. Has a unique burying ground and descansas.
San Elizario -- where domestic animals were first introduced and military garrison established in the now continental U.S. by Don Juan de Onate in 1598. The presidio chapel was founded in 1777 and El Paso's first courthouse in 1850 and the first county jail west of San Antonio, where Billy the Kid was once confined. Here is reportedly the oldest building in Texas, the once vice-regal palace and seat of Spanish government. The Salt War monument marks a short and bloody civil conflict.
Erected 1962 by the State National Bank of El Paso.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1681.
Location. 31° 46.957′ N, 106° 28.784′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on Scenic Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2208 Scenic Drive, El Paso TX 79902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Franklin Mountains (here, next to this marker); The Rio Grande Rectification Project (here, next to this marker); The Rainmakers of 1891 (here, next to this marker); The Rio Grande Irrigation ProjectEl Paso International Airport / The Butterfield Trail / Refinery Area (a few steps from this marker); The Chamizal Settlement (a few steps from this marker); Scenic Drive (a few steps from this marker); William Beaumont General Hospital /Biggs Air Force Base / Fort Bliss (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
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