Raton in Colfax County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
First Automobile in New Mexico
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical month for this entry is November 1879.
Location. 36° 53.112′ N, 104° 26.35′ W. Marker is in Raton, New Mexico, in Colfax County. Marker is at the intersection of Clayton Road and Whittier Street, on the right when traveling west on Clayton Road. Marker is on the northwest corner. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Raton NM 87740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mountain Route (a few steps from this marker); Raton (approx. 1.1 miles away); Palace Hotel Road to Santa Fe - Over the Pass / Santa Fe Trail Country - "Uncle Dick" Wootton (approx. 7.8 miles away in Colorado); Raton Pass (approx. 7.9 miles away in Colorado); Trinidad: A Place to Explore and Discover… Create and Recreate..... Innovate and Invent (approx. 8.8 miles away in Colorado).
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