Near Hanover in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features.
Location. 32° 48.177′ N, 108° 7.276′ W. Marker is near Hanover, New Mexico, in Grant County. Marker is on Scenic State Road 152 at milepost 2.3, 2.3 miles east of U.S. 180, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hanover NM 88041, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 (a few steps from this marker); Fort Bayard (approx. 2.1 miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mines (approx. 2.3 miles away); Fort Bayard - 1866-1900 (approx. 2.3 miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mine (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bayard (approx. 3.2 miles away); a different marker Bayard (approx. 4.3 miles away); Pinos Altos (approx. 7.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hanover.
Regarding Kneeling Nun. The marker references a stone monolith near a mountain peak which is also named Kneeling Nun Peak. The monolith itself is located at 32 47.098N 108 03.653W. These are the coordinates usually returned when a search is conducted for this landmark. The stone monolith is threatened by the expansion of an open copper mine that is in close proximity to the landmark.
Also see . . . “The Kneeling Nun”. Perhaps no story is so dear to the people of Grant County as the legend of the Kneeling Nun (Submitted on August 25, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 2,219 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on November 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos: 1. submitted on August 24, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. 2, 3. submitted on November 20, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 4. submitted on August 24, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.