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Near Hanover in Grant County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Kneeling Nun

 
 
Kneeling Nun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 28, 2004
1. Kneeling Nun Marker
Inscription.  Most famous of the many historic landmarks in the Black Range country is the Kneeling Nun. So named for its resemblance to a nun kneeling in prayer before a great altar. Many legends have grown up around the giant monolith which rests near the summit of the Santa Rita Range.
 
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 3 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); Reclaiming the Land (approx. 2.8 miles away); Modern Mining & Processing (approx. 2.8 miles away); Santa Rita Copper Mine
Kneeling Nun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
2. Kneeling Nun Marker
Ladies Auxiliary of Local 890 marker is in background.
(approx. 2.8 miles away); The Companies & People (approx. 2.8 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.
 
Rear of Kneeling Nun Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 6, 2010
3. Rear of Kneeling Nun Marker
Kneeling Nun Monolith and Giant Altar image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, September 28, 2004
4. Kneeling Nun Monolith and Giant Altar
The Kneeling Nun image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 6, 2014
5. The Kneeling Nun
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 2,262 times since then and 5 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.   5. submitted on October 16, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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