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Cuba in Sandoval County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Cuba

 
 
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By Maribeth Robison, May 12, 2014
1. Cuba Marker
Inscription. In 1769, Spanish Governor Pedro Fermin de Mendinueta made the San Joaquin del Nacimiento land grant to 35 pioneering families who had settled the headwaters of the Rio Puerco in 1766. The community was later abandoned owing to raids by frontier Indian tribes, but was resettled in the late 1870s. Originally known as Nacimiento or La Laguna, it was renamed Cuba when the Post Office was established in 1887.
 
Location. 36° 1.992′ N, 106° 57.914′ W. Marker is in Cuba, New Mexico, in Sandoval County. Marker is at the intersection of Highway 550 (State Road 550), on the right when traveling south on Highway 550. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cuba NM 87013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Continental Divide (approx. 10 miles away).
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Cuba Marker image. Click for full size.
By Maribeth Robison, May 12, 2014
2. Cuba Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 13, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2014, by Maribeth Robison of Moriarty, New Mexico. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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