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Historical Markers and War Memorials in San Elizario

 
Clickable Map of El Paso County, Texas 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 El Paso County, TX (130) Hudspeth County, TX (14) Doña Ana County, NM (51) Otero County, NM (19)  ElPasoCounty(130) El Paso County (130)  HudspethCounty(14) Hudspeth County (14)  DoñaAnaCountyNew Mexico(51) Doña Ana County (51)  OteroCounty(19) Otero County (19)
San Elizario, Texas and Vicinity
    El Paso County (130)
    Hudspeth County (14)
    Doña Ana County, New Mexico (51)
    Otero County, New Mexico (19)
 
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1Texas (El Paso County), San Elizario — 1503 — Espejo Beltran Expedition - 1582-1583
Following the Rodriguez-Chamuscado expedition of 1581 there was increased interest in the area now known as New Mexico and Texas. There was also concern for the safety of Fray Rodriguez and Fray Lopez, who had stayed in the area. In 1582 a . . . — Map (db m118277) HM
2Texas (El Paso County), San Elizario — 2877 — Juan de Onate Expedition - 1598
Spanish interest in the territory known as New Mexico increased during the 1580s and 1590s. Although reports of mining and missionary possibilities were significant, King Phillip II of Spain was also concerned about New World explorations of rival . . . — Map (db m118276) HM
3Texas (El Paso County), San Elizario — 3129 — Los Portales
Local farmer, rancher, and landowner Gregorio Nacenseno Garcia constructed this building as his family residence about 1855. Built in the territorial style, it features milled wood detailing. Because of its distinctive inset gallery (portals), it . . . — Map (db m118271) HM
4Texas (El Paso County), San Elizario — 3715 — Old County Jail
This structure was built about 1850 of adobe bricks (sundried mud and reeds) and cottonwood logs around steel cell blocks. It served as official county jail 1850-66 and 1868-73, when San Elizario was the first and then third El Paso County seat. It . . . — Map (db m118272) HM
5Texas (El Paso County), San Elizario — 4335 — Rodriguez-Chamuscado Expedition - 1581
Inspired by Indian stories of settlements in present New Mexico and authorized by the Spanish viceroy, Fray Agustin Rodriguez, a Franciscan priest, led a missionary expedition to the area. Accompanied by Fray Juan de Santa Maria, Fray Francisco . . . — Map (db m118278) HM
6Texas (El Paso County), San Elizario — 4502 — Salt War
The Salt War rose from political conflicts in El Paso County and from the controversies over control of the salt lakes east of El Paso that for centuries had been a free source of salt for local residents. In 1877 Charles Howard, a former county . . . — Map (db m118279) HM
7Texas (El Paso County), San Elizario — 4501 — Salt War
Resentment over private control of the salt lakes in the region, often called Guadalupe Lakes, in 1877 led to the El Paso Salt War which entailed the loss of many lives and much property. — Map (db m118294) HM
8Texas (El Paso County), San Elizario — 4531 — San Elizario
San Elizario was established in 1789 on the former site of Hacienda de Los Tiburcios as a Spanish Colonial Fort known as the Presidio of San Elceario. The Presidio was moved from its former location (approx. 37 mi.S) in response to requests from . . . — Map (db m118275) HM
9Texas (El Paso County), San Elizario — 4532 — San Elizario
Site of the Presidio de Nuestra Señora Del Pilár y Glorioso Señor San José established by Don Domingo Jironza Petríz de Cruzate in 1683 near Misión de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe in present Ciudad Juárez, México. Located on this site in 1773 and . . . — Map (db m118293) HM
10Texas (El Paso County), San Elizario — 4533 — San Elizario Chapel(Capilla de San Elzeario)
Named for the 13th-century French patron of the military, St. Elzear, Capilla de San Elzeario was established as part of the Spanish military garrison of Presidio de San Elzeario (also Elceario, later Elizario) when it . . . — Map (db m118284) HM
11Texas (El Paso County), San Elizario — San Elizario Memorial Plaza
Dedicated in Memory of the Founding Families and War Veterans of San Elizario Dedicated on November 11, 1998 County Judge Charles W. "Chuck" Mattox County Commissioners Comm. Pct 1 Charles C. Hooten • Comm. Pct. 2 Carlos . . . — Map (db m118281) WM
12Texas (El Paso County), San Elizario — 645 or 647 — The Camino Real
For more than 200 years the Camino Real, or Royal Road, was the major route for transporting commercial goods from Mexico City and Chihuahua to Santa Fe and Taos. First traveled by Juan de Oñate during his 1598 expedition to New Mexico, the Camino . . . — Map (db m118315) HM
13Texas (El Paso County), San Elizario — The First Thanksgiving
Late in November 1597 a colonizing expedition headed by Don Juan de Oñate left Santa Barbara in northern Chihuahua headed for what is now New Mexico. Four hundred men led the way, 130 of whom had wives and children. There were several priests, 83 . . . — Map (db m118280) HM
 
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