Albuquerque in Bernalillo County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Don Francisco Cuervo y Valdes
Founder of Albuquerque
—April 23, 1706 —
On April 23, 1706 ... "I certify to Your Majesty ... and to Your Viceroys...how I founded a town on the banks of the River of the North on a good spot of land with water, pastures and forests...naming it Villa de Albuquerque."
Erected 1988 by City of Albuquerque.
Location. 35° 5.891′ N, 106° 40.234′ W. Marker is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in Bernalillo County. Marker is on Romero Road NW just south of Rio Grande Boulevard NW, on the right. Touch for map. Drive South on Rio Grande Boulevard from I-40 .5 miles, cross Mountain Road NW. Romero Road Branches from Rio Grande NW immediately after this junction. This statue and marker are at Romero
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. San Felipe De Neri (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); San Felipe de Alburquerque (about 700 feet away); Albuquerque (about 800 feet away); In This Plaza Were Enacted (about 800 feet away); Skirmish of Albuquerque (about 800 feet away); Mountain Howitzers (about 800 feet away); Confederate Soldiers (approx. 0.2 miles away); Casa de Armijo (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Albuquerque.
More about this marker. Parking lot is immediately south.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Hispanic Americans • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 23, 2013, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 23, 2013, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.