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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Taos, New Mexico

 
Clickable Map of Taos 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 Taos County, NM (26) Colfax County, NM (21) Mora County, NM (47) Rio Arriba County, NM (34) Conejos County, CO (3) Costilla County, CO (3)  TaosCounty(26) Taos County (26)  ColfaxCounty(21) Colfax County (21)  MoraCounty(47) Mora County (47)  RioArribaCounty(34) Rio Arriba County (34)  ConejosCountyColorado(3) Conejos County (3)  CostillaCounty(3) Costilla County (3)
Location of Taos, New Mexico
    Taos County (26)
    Colfax County (21)
    Mora County (47)
    Rio Arriba County (34)
    Conejos County, Colorado (3)
    Costilla County, Colorado (3)
 
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1New Mexico (Taos County), Taos — Battle of Bataan Memorial
Dedicated to the men of Taos County members of Battery H 200th Coast Artillery who died in the Battle of Bataan or its aftermath 1942 Lt. Gonzales, Reynaldo Sgt. Bring, Alfredo J. • Trejo, Felipe • Lukak, Jimmie • Mares, . . . Map (db m173831) WM
2New Mexico (Taos County), Taos — Don Fernando de Taos
The Town of Taos was originally established on May 1, 1796 when 63 families who had petitioned Governor Don Fernando Chacón were placed in possession of the Don Fernando de Taos land grant by the Alcalde of the Pueblo of Taos, Antonio José Ortíz. . . . Map (db m66698) HM
3New Mexico (Taos County), Taos — Don Fernando de Taos Plaza
This peaceful and historic plaza, shaded by cottonwood trees in summer and blanketed by snow in winter has been the site of military action, fiestas, and fiery speeches. Spanish colonists settled at scattered locations in this valley beginning . . . Map (db m66543) HM
4New Mexico (Taos County), Taos — Historic Taos
Welcome visitors and Taosenos! You are invited to explore the diversity of this region through a self-guided tour. The two-hundred- year-old Taos Plaza, including the streets that radiate from it like spokes, forms the National Historic District of . . . Map (db m66702) HM
5New Mexico (Taos County), Taos — Historic Taos Plaza
Capitan Hernan Alvarado and his conquistadors from the famous Francisco Vasquez de Coronado Expedition arrived here on August 29, 1540. It is estimated that the Tiwa Indians settled in this valley around 1350 A.D. The name Taos is believed to be an . . . Map (db m66697) HM
6New Mexico (Taos County), Taos — Jack M. Campbell Highway — Taos to Tierra Amarilla —
This road passes through some of the most spectacular scenery in the American Southwest. It is a key section of the east - west highway which brings visitors to this region from throughout the United States. Since this route became a reality through . . . Map (db m58967) HM
7New Mexico (Taos County), Taos — Kit Carson Memorial Cemetery
This historic cemetery is the final resting place for many prominent Taoseños. Notables buried here are; Christopher "Kit" Carson, a legendary scout, Padre Antonio Martinez, a famous educator and church leader, and Mabel Dodge Lujan. Others . . . Map (db m160368) HM
8New Mexico (Taos County), Taos — Ledoux Street — Historic District —
Ledoux Street was named after the French trapper and guide Antonine Ledoux, who settled in the area around 1844. Earlier the street was named after Charles Beaubien and then later Smith H. Simpson. The area was developed in the fortress style with . . . Map (db m66865) HM
9New Mexico (Taos County), Taos — 860 — Old Taos County CourthouseA Registered Cultural Property — State of New Mexico —
Built 1934. A contributing structure to the Taos Downtown Historic District.Map (db m173836) HM
10New Mexico (Taos County), Taos — Padre Antonio José Martínez1793 – 1867
Born in Abiquiu, New Mexico, on January 17, 1793 to Don Severino Martínez and María del Carmen Santistevan (Martinez Hacienda), the life of the Presbyter Don Antonio José Martínez extended through the Spanish (1793-1820), Mexican (1821-1846), and . . . Map (db m66666) HM
11New Mexico (Taos County), Taos — Palo Flechado PassElevation: 9101 ft
Palo Flechado (tree pierced with arrows) Pass was used by natives and newcomers traveling from the eastern plains to Taos by way of the Cimarron River. The name may be attributed to the Flecha de Palo Apache band (first mentioned by Juan de . . . Map (db m45738) HM
12New Mexico (Taos County), Taos — Rio Grande Gorge Bridge
(Lower plaque) In recognition of George Lavender New Mexico State Highway Commissioner 1955-1961 for his dedicated efforts towards completion of this project for the benefit of Northern New Mexico (Upper . . . Map (db m29664) HM
13New Mexico (Taos County), Taos — TaosPopulation 3369 — Elevation 6983 ft.
The Spanish community of Taos developed two miles southwest of Taos Pueblo. It later served as a supply base for the “Mountain Men,” and was the home of Kit Carson who is buried here. Governor Charles Bent was killed here in the . . . Map (db m66466) HM
14New Mexico (Taos County), Taos — TaosPopulation 3369 — Elevation 6,983
The Spanish community of Taos developed two miles southwest of Taos Pueblo. It later served as a supply base for the “Mountain Men,” and was the home of Kit Carson who is buried here. Governor Charles Bent was killed here in the . . . Map (db m73310) HM
15New Mexico (Taos County), Taos — Taos Canyon
In 1692, after having been driven from New Mexico by the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, the Spanish began to re-establish their rule. In one of the last battles of the reconquest, in September 1696, Governor Diego de Vargas defeated the Indians of Taos . . . Map (db m45737) HM
16New Mexico (Taos County), Taos — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of all Taos County Veterans who served their country gallantly as true patriots and at the risk of their own lives in order to preserve and protect freedom and democracy in the United States and throughout the . . . Map (db m173830) WM
17New Mexico (Taos County), Taos — Wheeler Peak13,161 Feet Above Sea Level — Highest Point in New Mexico —
Named in honor of Major George Montague Wheeler (1832-1909) who for ten years led a party of surveyors and Naturalists collecting geologic, biologic, planimetric, and topographic data in New Mexico and six other southwestern states.Map (db m50743) HM
 
Aug. 3, 2021