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

Bernalillo

On the Camino Real

 

— Population 2,763 - Elevation 5,050 —

 
Bernalillo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
1. Bernalillo Marker
Inscription.  The Pueblo Indian province of Tiguex, in the area of Bernalillo, served as winter headquarters for Francisco Vásquez de Coronado in 1540-42 during his explorations of the Southwest. Bernalillo was founded after the Spanish reconquest of New Mexico by Diego de Vargas in 1692. Vargas died here in 1704.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series list.
 
Location. 35° 20.683′ N, 106° 35.695′ W. Marker is in Bernalillo, New Mexico, in Sandoval County. Marker is on U.S. 550 at milepost 4.2, 0.2 miles east of Santa Fe Hills Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bernalillo NM 87004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spanish Entrada Site (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Bernalillo (approx. 4.1 miles away); Women Veterans of New Mexico
<i>Rear of</i> Bernalillo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
2. Rear of Bernalillo Marker
(approx. 4.2 miles away); Dulcelina Salce Curtis (1904-1995) (approx. 5.2 miles away); Pueblo of Santa Ana (approx. 5.4 miles away); Tiguex Province (approx. 5½ miles away); La Angostura (approx. 6 miles away); Las Placitas (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bernalillo.
 
Also see . . .  Town of Bernalillo, the ‘City of Coronado’. (Submitted on August 10, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Bernalillo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
3. Bernalillo Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 744 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Nov. 26, 2020