“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Valencia County, New Mexico

Clickable Map of Valencia County, New Mexico and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Valencia County, NM (9) Bernalillo County, NM (217) Cibola County, NM (33) Socorro County, NM (49) Torrance County, NM (26)  ValenciaCounty(9) Valencia County (9)  BernalilloCounty(217) Bernalillo County (217)  CibolaCounty(33) Cibola County (33)  SocorroCounty(49) Socorro County (49)  TorranceCounty(26) Torrance County (26)
Los Lunas is the county seat for Valencia County
Adjacent to Valencia County, New Mexico
      Bernalillo County (217)  
      Cibola County (33)  
      Socorro County (49)  
      Torrance County (26)  
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1 New Mexico, Valencia County, Acoma Pueblo — Old Acoma "Sky City"
Legend describes Acoma as a "place that always was". Archaeological evidence shows it has been occupied since at least the 13th century. Established on this mesa for defensive purposes, Acoma was settled by inhabitants of nearby pueblos which had . . . Map (db m30263) HM
2 New Mexico, Valencia County, Belen — Camino del Llano
Camino Del Llano (Road to the Plains) played a significant role in the history of Belen and the surrounding communities. While the history of its use extends into colonial New Mexico, it continued to be defined by trade and commerce into the 20th . . . Map (db m169529) HM
3 New Mexico, Valencia County, Belen — The Belen HotelBuilt in 1907
The Belen Hotel built in 1907 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior It has been lovingly restored by Donald WoodmanMap (db m169532) HM
4 New Mexico, Valencia County, Los Lunas — Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad DepotLos Lunas, New Mexico
has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built in 1879 Through the political influence of the Luna family, the county seat moved from Tome to Los Lunas in 1876. When the . . . Map (db m196730) HM
5 New Mexico, Valencia County, Los Lunas — The Luna Mansion
Also known as the Luna-Otero home, it was built for Don Antonio Jose Luna by the Santa Fe Railroad in 1880 in return for a right of way through the family hacienda. Numerous trips through the south inspired the design and style of architecture, . . . Map (db m49030) HM
6 New Mexico, Valencia County, Los Lunas — Tomé
For centuries, the prominent cerro, or steep hill, of Tomé was a significant landmark for travelers along the Camino Real. Settled as early as 1650, this area was abandoned following the Pueblo Revolt of 1680 and remained uninhabited until the Tomé . . . Map (db m67077) HM
7 New Mexico, Valencia County, Los Lunas — Valencia
This community traces its beginnings to the hacienda established by Captain Francisco Valencia along this section of the Camino Real by the mid-17th century. Abandoned during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, the area was resettled in 1740 by Christian . . . Map (db m67073) HM
8 New Mexico, Valencia County, Los Lunas — Vásquez de Coronado's Route
In the fall of 1540, Francisco Vásquez de Coronado's army traveled from Zuni to his chosen winter headquarters in the Tiguex province on the Rio Grande. Here the advance guard of the army followed the river from the Isleta area to Alcanfor, a . . . Map (db m238888) HM
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9 New Mexico, Valencia County, Peralta — Peralta
One of the last skirmishes of the Civil War in New Mexico took place here on April 15, 1862. The Sibley Brigade, retreating to Texas, camped at the hacienda of Governor Henry Connelly, a few miles from Peralta. Here the Confederates were routed by . . . Map (db m24314) HM
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Feb. 21, 2024