La Joya in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
La Joya de Sevilleta
Present-day La Joya is located near the site of an ancient Piro Indian Pueblo that the Spanish named Nueva Sevilla, or Sevilleta. During the eighteenth century, this was the southernmost settlement along the Camino Real before the travelers ended the despoblado, or uninhabited area, between here and El Paso del Norte. Every fall, caravans assembled here in preparation for this portion of the journey.
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series list.
Location. 34° 20.68′ N, 106° 50.645′ W. Marker is in La Joya, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker is on State Road 304, 6½ miles south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: La Joya NM 87028, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Doña Eufemia (approx. 3.8 miles away); Rio Salado Sand Dunes Rio Salado Sand Dunes (approx. 3.9 miles away); Acomilla (approx. 3.9 miles away); Las Nutrias (approx. 9.4 miles away); Sabino y Lemitar (approx. 13½ miles away).
More about this marker. The site of the Piro Indian Pueblo (Sevilleta) is located in the nearby 230,000 acre Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge.
Also see . . . Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website entry (Submitted on July 28, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 11, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 729 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 28, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the site of Sevilleta in the Sevilleta NWR • Can you help?