Near Magdalena in Socorro County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Fort Craig Rest Area
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series list.
Location. 33° 37.352′ N, 107° 8.324′ W. Marker is near Magdalena, New Mexico, in Socorro County. Marker can be reached from CanAm Highway (Interstate 25 at milepost 113), 1.2 miles south of State Road 107, on the right when traveling south. The marker is southbound rest area on Interstate 25 at Mile 113. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Magdalena NM 87825, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paraje de Fra Cristobal (here, next to this marker); Espejo's Expedition (here, next Paraje De Fra Cristobal (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Women of the Camino Real (about 600 feet away); Fort Craig (about 600 feet away); Vásquez de Coronado’s Route (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Craig (approx. 7.2 miles away); In Memory of Texas Mounted Volunteers (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Magdalena.
Also see . . . New Mexico Geol. Soc. Guidebook: Stratigraphy of the San Andres Mountains in South-Central NM. By Frank E. Kottlowski, New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources (Submitted on August 24, 2013, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
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