Near Las Vegas in San Miguel County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Fort Union National Monument
— 18 Miles —
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Military. In addition, it is included in the Santa Fe Trail series list.
Location. 35° 44′ N, 105° 2.717′ W. Marker is near Las Vegas, New Mexico, in San Miguel County. Marker is on Interstate 25 at milepost 360, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in the northbound rest area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Las Vegas NM 87701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watrous (approx. 4˝ miles away); Watrous - Western Junction of the Santa Fe Trail (approx. 5.3 miles away); La Junta Hermit’s Peak (approx. 11.3 miles away); Las Vegas (approx. 11.9 miles away); Ready to Repel the Confederates (approx. 12 miles away); The First Ten Years: 1851-1861 (approx. 12 miles away); The First Fort Union (approx. 12 miles away).
Also see . . . A Fort for a Young America. NPS - Fort Union website with photos and links to additional information. (Submitted on May 15, 2012.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 2. submitted on October 9, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. 3, 4. submitted on May 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.