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Santa Rosa in Guadalupe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Santa Rosa

Population—2,469 - Elevation—4,620 ft.

 
 
Santa Rosa Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
1. Santa Rosa Marker
Inscription.  The Spanish explorer Antonio de Espejo passed through this area in 1583, as did Gaspar Castaño de Sosa in 1590. Santa Rosa, the Guadalupe County seat, was laid out on the ranch of Celso Baca y Baca, a politician and rancher in the late 1800s. It was named for his wife, Dona Rosa.
 
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 Antonio de Espejo Entrada of 1582-1583 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1583.
 
Location. 34° 56.307′ N, 104° 41.538′ W. Marker is in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, in Guadalupe County. Marker is at the intersection of Coronado Avenue and River Road, on the right when traveling east on Coronado Avenue. Marker is just east of the junction with US-54. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Santa Rosa NM 88435, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jesus M. Casaus House (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named
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Santa Rosa (approx. 0.6 miles away); Santa Rosa Lake State Park (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Santa Rosa (approx. 2½ miles away); Silver Moon Café (approx. 2.8 miles away); Puerto de Luna (approx. 8.4 miles away).
 
<i>Back of</i> Santa Rosa Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
2. Back of Santa Rosa Marker
Santa Rosa Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
3. Santa Rosa Marker
View east on Coronado Avenue (Historic Route 66)
Historic Marker Ahead sign image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 24, 2011
4. Historic Marker Ahead sign
This sign is on River Road, but the marker is about 200 feet off to the right on Coronado Ave.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 830 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 9, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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