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

Santa Fe Plaza

 
 
Santa Fe Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alice Yuwiler, October 12, 2021
1. Santa Fe Plaza Marker
Inscription.  
Santa Fe Plaza
has been designated a
National Historic
Landmark

The heart of Santa Fe since its founding by Spanish colonial Governor Don Pedro De Peralta in 1609-1610, this public space was a terminus of El Camino Real and the Santa Fe Trail.

This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America.
 
Erected 1960.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 35° 41.264′ N, 105° 56.341′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and West Palace Avenue, on the right when traveling south. The marker is embedded in the sidewalk. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 62 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe NM 87501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Spitz Clock (within shouting distance of this marker);
Santa Fe Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alice Yuwiler, October 12, 2021
2. Santa Fe Plaza Marker
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Museum of Fine Arts (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S.S. Santa Fe CL-60 (within shouting distance of this marker); To the Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); El Palacio Real (within shouting distance of this marker); Annexation of New Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); Officer's Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cut Stone Facade with Quoin (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
 
Santa Fe Plaza and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Gregory Walker, November 24, 2011
3. Santa Fe Plaza and Marker
Santa Fe Plaza in Early Spring image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 24, 2014
4. Santa Fe Plaza in Early Spring
Great fajitas at this pushcart but ask for extra napkins! The colonial Governor’s Palace is across the plaza on the left. St. Francis Cathedral-Basilica on the right is one block beyond the plaza at the end of St. Francis Street. This marker is out of frame to the right, nearer to the other corner of the plaza.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 3, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 17, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3. submitted on February 3, 2014, by Gregory Walker of La Grange, Texas.   4. submitted on August 17, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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