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

Rincón

 
 
Rincón Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
1. Rincón Marker
Inscription. Rincón was originally named El Rincón de Fray Diego in honor of a 17th century Franciscan who died here. Established as a settlement called Thorne in 1881, it became Rincón in 1883. With the establishment of the Santa Fe Railroad, Rincón became the area’s main business and trading center. The line forked here, one line going west to Deming, the other south to El Paso.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Location. 32° 40.363′ N, 107° 3.887′ W. Marker is in Rincon, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker is on Rincon Road (State Road 140) 0.3 miles west of Interstate 25, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rincon NM 87940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hatch (approx. 5.6 miles away); Jornada del Muerto (approx. 7.6 miles away); Fort Selden State Monument (approx. 11.7 miles away); Paraje San Diego (approx. 11.7 miles away); a different marker also named Jornada del Muerto (approx. 11.7 miles away); a different marker also named
rear of Rincón Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
2. rear of Rincón Marker
Jornada del Muerto (approx. 11.9 miles away); a different marker also named Paraje San Diego (approx. 11.9 miles away); Rio Grandé Bridge at Radium Springs (approx. 15.1 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Rincón Marker and train station image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, July 21, 2011
3. Rincón Marker and train station
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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