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Dona Ana in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Doņa Ana

(On the Camino Real)

 
 
Doņa Ana (On the Camino Real) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
1. Doņa Ana (On the Camino Real) Marker
Inscription. This site, named after the legendary woman, Doņa Ana, is first mentioned as a paraje along the Camino Real. Spanish rested near here as they retreated from New Mexico following the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. The community was founded in 1843 as the Doņa Ana Bend Colony Grant. Today both the village and the historic Catholic Church, Nuestra Senora De Purificaciķn, are on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
Location. 32° 23.067′ N, 106° 49.483′ W. Marker is in Dona Ana, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker is at the intersection of Dona Ana Road and State Road 320, on the right when traveling north on Dona Ana Road. Touch for map. Marker is on the southeast corner. Marker is in this post office area: Dona Ana NM 88032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bartlett Garcia (within shouting distance of this marker); Shalam Colony (approx. 0.9 miles away); Doņa Ana (1604–1680) (approx. one mile away); Rio Grande (approx. 5.1 miles away); Pat Garrett Murder Site
Rear of Doņa Ana (On the Camino Real) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
2. Rear of Doņa Ana (On the Camino Real) Marker
(approx. 5.6 miles away); America's First Battle of World War II: The Philippines (approx. 5.6 miles away); Heroes of Bataan (approx. 5.6 miles away); Rio Grande Theatre (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dona Ana.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Doņa Ana (On the Camino Real) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
3. Doņa Ana (On the Camino Real) Marker
View south on Dona Ana Road.
The legendary Doņa Ana image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
4. The legendary Doņa Ana
Nuestra Senora De Purificacion Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
5. Nuestra Senora De Purificacion Catholic Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 762 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 18, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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