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El Paso in El Paso County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Camino Real

 
 
Camino Real Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
1. Camino Real Marker
Inscription. For more than 200 years the Camino Real, or Royal Road, was the major route for transporting commercial goods from Mexico City and Chihuahua to Santa Fe and Taos. First traveled by Juan de Oņate during his 1598 expedition to New Mexico, the Camino Real followed the San Elizario, Socorro, and Ysleta Road, crossed the Rio Grande west of present downtown El Paso, and continued north into New Mexico. When the Rio Grande was established as the U.S. - Mexico boundary in 1848, this section of the old Camino Real became part of the United States.
 
Erected 1983 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 642.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 31° 45.726′ N, 106° 30.556′ W. Marker is in El Paso, Texas, in El Paso County. Marker is on West Old Paisano Drive 0.2 miles south of Ruhlen Court, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: El Paso TX 79901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Major Simeon Hart (here, next to this marker); Capt. James W. Magoffin (here, next to this marker); El Paso del Rio del Norte
Camino Real Marker (second from left) image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 4, 2010
2. Camino Real Marker (second from left)
El Paso del Rio del Norte Marker is at the far right.
(here, next to this marker); Fort Bliss Officers' Quarters (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burges House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Old San Francisco Historic District (approx. 0.8 miles away); El Paso Union Passenger Station (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old B'Nai Zion Synagogue (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Paso.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 16, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 502 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 16, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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