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Historical Markers in Torrance County, New Mexico

 
Clickable Map of Torrance County, New Mexico and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Torrance County, NM (14) Bernalillo County, NM (135) Guadalupe County, NM (13) Lincoln County, NM (65) San Miguel County, NM (35) Santa Fe County, NM (154) Socorro County, NM (38) Valencia County, NM (8)  TorranceCounty(14) Torrance County (14)  BernalilloCounty(135) Bernalillo County (135)  GuadalupeCounty(13) Guadalupe County (13)  LincolnCounty(65) Lincoln County (65)  SanMiguelCounty(35) San Miguel County (35)  SantaFeCounty(154) Santa Fe County (154)  SocorroCounty(38) Socorro County (38)  ValenciaCounty(8) Valencia County (8)
Estancia is the county seat for Torrance County
Adjacent to Torrance County, New Mexico
      Bernalillo County (135)  
      Guadalupe County (13)  
      Lincoln County (65)  
      San Miguel County (35)  
      Santa Fe County (154)  
      Socorro County (38)  
      Valencia County (8)  
 
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1New Mexico (Torrance County), Cedarvale — Cedarvale
Edward Smith, William Taylor and Oliver P. DeWolfe of Cedarvale Kansas laid out this community in 1908. Hundreds of homesteaders arrived on immigrant trains. Most farmed pinto beans, shipping their crops to distant markets. In 1917 the community . . . Map (db m72667) HM
2New Mexico (Torrance County), Estancia — EstanciaPopulation 1,830 - Elevation 6,107
Incorporated in 1909 and county seat of Torrance County since 1905, Estancia is located in an enclosed valley or basin. It was ranching country until the early 20th century, when the coming of the railroad opened it to homesteaders and farmers. . . . Map (db m72666) HM
3New Mexico (Torrance County), Estancia — EstanciaPopulation 1,830 - Elevation 6,107
Incorporated in 1909 and county seat of Torrance County since 1905, Estancia is located in an enclosed valley or basin. It was ranching county until the early 20th century, when the coming of the railroad opened it up to homesteaders and farmers. . . . Map (db m73507) HM
4New Mexico (Torrance County), Estancia — EstanciaSalt Mission Trail — Longest Mainstreet In America —
Estancia, "resting place", has been on the map since 1776. Known for its spring fed pond, now its city park. It become the county seat in 1905 and was the scene of the last hanging in New Mexico in 1922.Map (db m73509) HM
5New Mexico (Torrance County), McIntosh — Homesteader Mary Ellen "Mollie" Hall Warren Klapp 1862-1933
Eighty-million acres of public land in the West went into private ownership by 1900 through the 1862 Homestead Act. New Mexico drew hundreds of settlers who built homes and farmed 160-acre allotments in pursuit of a better life. Mollie Klapp was . . . Map (db m103053) HM
6New Mexico (Torrance County), Mountainair — Abo RuinsSalinas Pueblo Misson National Monument
In English: Crossroads In the 17th century, an ancient trade route that linked the Rio Grande to the Great Plains shared this fragile mountain valley with a bustling pueblo full of people who spoke Tompiro. When a single Spanish . . . Map (db m62066) HM
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7New Mexico (Torrance County), Mountainair — 76 — Abó RuinsSalinas National Monument — 3/4 Mile North —
Located adjacent to the major east-west trade route through Abó Pass, the Tompiro Pueblo of Abó (ca. 1300s-1670s) was one of the Southwest’s largest Pueblo Indian villages. Extensive Indian house complexes are dominated by the unique buttressed . . . Map (db m119761) HM
8New Mexico (Torrance County), Mountainair — 684 — Gran Quivíra RuinsSalinas National Monument — 1 Mile South —
The Tompiro Indian “Pueblo de las Humanas" (ca. 1300-1670s) had 1,500 to 2,000 inhabitants and was a trading center with Plains Indians. The village evolved for centuries on the fringe of the Mogollon and Anasazi cultures. There are two large . . . Map (db m119759) HM
9New Mexico (Torrance County), Mountainair — MountainairPopulation 1,170 - Elevation 6,535
Founded in 1902, Mountainair developed as a major center for pinto bean farming in the early 20th century until the drought of the 1940s. The region had been occupied earlier by Tompiro and eastern Tiwa pueblo Indians from prehistoric times through . . . Map (db m75511) HM
10New Mexico (Torrance County), Mountainair — MountainairPopulation 1,170 - Elevation 6,535
Founded in 1902, Mountainair developed as a major center for pinto bean farming in the early 20th century until the drought of the 1940s. The region had been occupied earlier by Tompiro and eastern Tiwa pueblo Indians from prehistoric times through . . . Map (db m75512) HM
11New Mexico (Torrance County), Mountainair — 79 — Quarai RuinsSalinas National Monument — 1 Mile West —
On the edge of the Plains stands the abandoned Tiwa Pueblo Indian village of Quarai (ca. 1200–1670s), the southernmost of the Tiwa villages, located along the eastern flanks of the Manzano Mountains. The Spanish Franciscan mission church of La . . . Map (db m119760) HM
12New Mexico (Torrance County), Mountainair — Salt Mission TrailMountainair
Located 10 miles from the center of the state, this high desert town was established in 1902. Ancient cities, pinto beans and ranching make its history. The railroad, natural beauty, Salinas Pueblo cultures and a pioneering spirit are reflected in . . . Map (db m92608) HM
13New Mexico (Torrance County), Tajique — Tajique
The pueblo-mission of San Miguel de Tajique was established in the 1620s. In the 1670s, famine, disease and Apache raids caused the abandonment of the Jurisdiccion de las Salinas (1598-1678) which included Tajique. Modern occupation of Tajique began . . . Map (db m75510) HM
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14New Mexico (Torrance County), Willard — Laguna Del PerroElevation 6,110 FT
Numerous salt ponds and lakes of which Laguna del Perro is the largest, occur in the lowest part of the Estancia basin, a closed depression between the Manzano Mountains to the west and the lower Pedernal hills to the east. The Basin was filled by a . . . Map (db m75513) HM
 
 
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Dec. 9, 2022