Santa Fe in Santa Fe County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
— Commemorative Walkway Park —
Erected 1886 by The Inn at Loretto. (Marker Number 4.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Colonial Era.
Location. 35° 41.367′ N, 105° 56.007′ W. Marker is in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in Santa Fe County. Marker is on Paseo de Peralta near Otero Street. It is at Hillside Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. 1680 (a few steps from this marker); 1598 (a few steps from this marker); 1848 (a few steps from this marker); 1692 (a few steps from this marker); 1540 (within shouting distance 1862 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1776 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1912 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Santa Fe.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of all 21 markers on Santa Fe’s Commemorative Walkway at Hillside Park. There is a link on the list to a map of all markers on the walkway.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry for Pedro de Peralta. “San Gabriel was remote from the main Pueblo Indian population centers. Juan de Oñate had planned to move the capital south to the Santa Fe River valley. Peralta selected a defensible site with ample available land and a good water supply for the town, which he called Santa Fe. He and his surveyor laid out the town, including the districts, house and garden plots and the Santa Fe Plaza for the government buildings. These included the governor’s headquarters, government offices, a jail, arsenal and a chapel. On completion, the plaza could hold ‘1,000 people, 5000 head of sheep, 400 head of horses, and 300 head of cattle without crowding.’ The palace was built for defense (Submitted on August 13, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 13, 2014, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.