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Albuquerque in Bernalillo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Founding of Albuquerque

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
1. In Founding of Albuquerque Marker
Inscription.  

In this plaza were enacted
A.D. 1706
by Governor and Captain General Don Francisco Cuervo Y. Valdez ceremonies incident to the founding of the Villa of Albuquerque named after the Spanish Viceroy Don Francisco Fernandez de la Cueva Enriquez Duke of Albuquerque
 
Erected 1922 by Lew Wallace Chapter of D.A.R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1706.
 
Location. 35° 5.77′ N, 106° 40.193′ W. Marker is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in Bernalillo County. Marker can be reached from North Plaza Street NW west of San Felipe Street NW, on the left when traveling west. Marker is on the east side of the gazebo in "Old Town Plaza". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Albuquerque NM 87104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Skirmish of Albuquerque (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Soldiers (a few steps from this marker); Albuquerque (a few steps from this marker); Mountain Howitzers
Founding of Albuquerque Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
2. Founding of Albuquerque Marker
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(a few steps from this marker); San Felipe De Neri (within shouting distance of this marker); San Felipe de Alburquerque (within shouting distance of this marker); The Mother Church of Albuquerque (within shouting distance of this marker); Albuquerque POW / MIA Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albuquerque.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 683 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 30, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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