Near Socorro in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • War, US Civil • Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
Location. 33° 37.266′ N, 107° 8.269′ W. Marker is near Socorro, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker is on Interstate 25 at milepost 114, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in the northbound rest area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Socorro NM 87801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vásquez de Coronado’s Route (here, next to this marker); Women of the Camino Real (within shouting distance of this marker); Paraje De Fra Cristobal (within shouting distance of this marker); Espejo's Expedition (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paraje de Fra Cristobal (about 600 feet away); Fort Craig Rest Area (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Craig (approx. 7.2 miles away); In Memory of Texas Mounted Volunteers (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Socorro.
Also see . . . Fort Craig. Information detailing the fort's contribution to the controlling of the local Native Americans and it's involvment in the Civil War. (Submitted on August 2, 2011.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 612 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.