Near Las Cruces in Dona Ana County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Fort Selden State Monument
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
Location. 32° 33.165′ N, 106° 55.4′ W. Marker is near Las Cruces, New Mexico, in Dona Ana County. Marker is on Interstate 25 at milepost 22.8, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in the southbound rest area. Marker is in this post office area: Las Cruces NM 88007, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paraje San Diego (a few steps from this marker); Jornada del Muerto (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Jornada del Muerto (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Paraje San Diego (approx. ¼ mile Fort Selden Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Rio Grandé Bridge at Radium Springs (approx. 4½ miles away); a different marker also named Jornada del Muerto (approx. 4.6 miles away); Paraje de Robledo (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Las Cruces.
Also see . . . Fort Seldon. Built on the banks of the Rio Grande, this adobe fort housed units of the U.S. Infantry and Cavalry. Their intent was to protect settlers and travelers in the Mesilla Valley. (Submitted on August 1, 2011.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans •
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 677 times since then. 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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