Chimayo in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and Department of Highways.
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
Location. 36° 0.11′ N, 105° 55.782′ W. Marker is in Chimayo, New Mexico, in Rio Arriba County. Marker is on Juan Medina Road (County Road 98) 0.1 miles east of High Road to Taos (State Road 76), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This is a pull-out, NM 76 can be seen to the northwest, Ortega's Weaving Shop is across the street. Marker is in this post office area: Chimayo NM 87522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Santuario de Chimayó (approx. 0.9 miles away); Cordova (was approx. 1.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Truchas (approx. 6.2 miles Santa Cruz de la Cañada / Santa Cruz Plaza on the Camino Real (approx. 6.6 miles away); The St. Francis Women's Club (approx. 7 miles away); Truchas Peaks (approx. 7½ miles away); Chimayo Trading Post / Trujillo House (approx. 7.8 miles away); Esther Martinez - P’oe Tsáwäˀ (1912-2006) (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chimayo.
More about this marker. Unlike the marker down the road, this one does not accent the last syllable of Chimayó. David Pike's entry for this marker in his 2004 book Roadside New Mexico does.
Also see . . .
1. A Chimayo Community Web Page. (Submitted on July 13, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
2. History of Chimayo. Web page providing a good overview of the history of the area. (Submitted on October 31, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
Categories. • Hispanic Americans • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 9, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.