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Near Mountainair in Torrance County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Abó Ruins

Salinas National Monument

 

—3/4 Mile North —

 
Abó Ruins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 22, 2018
1. Abó Ruins Marker
Inscription. Located adjacent to the major east-west trade route through Abó Pass, the Tompiro Pueblo of Abó (ca. 1300s-1670s) was one of the Southwest’s largest Pueblo Indian villages. Extensive Indian house complexes are dominated by the unique buttressed walls, 40 feet high, of the Spanish Franciscan mission church of San Gregorio de Abó, built around 1630.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division. (Marker Number 76.)
 
Location. 34° 26.515′ N, 106° 22.421′ W. Marker is near Mountainair, New Mexico, in Torrance County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 60 and New Mexico Highway 513, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 60. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mountainair NM 87036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Abo Ruins (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mountainair (approx. 8.7 miles away); Salt Mission Trail (approx. 8.7 miles away); a different marker also named Mountainair (approx. 9.6 miles away); Quarai Ruins (approx. 12.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionNative Americans
 
Abó Ruins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 22, 2018
2. Abó Ruins Marker
Mission San Gregorio de Abó Ruins image. Click for full size.
By Brian Anderson, May 22, 2018
3. Mission San Gregorio de Abó Ruins
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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