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Doņa Ana in Doņa Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Bartlett Garcia

Continental Survey Point

 
 
Bartlett Garcia Continental Survey Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
1. Bartlett Garcia Continental Survey Point Marker
Inscription.  On April 24, 1851, John Russell Bartlett for the United States and Pedro Garcia-Conde for the Republic of Mexico, erected near here a monument designating 32° 22’ north latitude on the Rio Grande as the initial point for the official survey of the U.S. – Mexico boundary. After the Gadsden Purchase of 1853, the international boundary was moved south and the former Mexican lands were ceded to the U.S.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions.
 
Location. 32° 23.05′ N, 106° 49.483′ W. Marker is in Doņa Ana, New Mexico, in Doņa Ana County. Marker is at the intersection of Dona Ana Road and State Road 320, on the right when traveling north on Dona Ana Road. Marker is on the southeast corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dona Ana NM 88032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Doņa Ana (within shouting distance of this marker); Shalam Colony (approx. 0.9 miles away); Doņa Ana (1604–1680) (approx. one mile away); Rio Grande (approx. 5.1 miles away); Pat Garrett Murder Site
Rear of Bartlett Garcia Continental Survey Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
2. Rear of Bartlett Garcia Continental Survey Point Marker
(approx. 5.6 miles away); America's First Battle of World War II: The Philippines (approx. 5.6 miles away); Heroes of Bataan (approx. 5.6 miles away); Rio Grande Theatre (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doņa Ana.
 
Bartlett Garcia Continental Survey Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
3. Bartlett Garcia Continental Survey Point Marker
View north on Dona Ana Road.
Bartlett Garcia Continental Survey Point Marker image. Click for full size.
May 9, 2006
4. Bartlett Garcia Continental Survey Point Marker
Here’s what the Barlett-Garcia marker looked like before it was replaced
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on November 19, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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