Jemez Historic Site

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Jemez State Monument
San Jose de los Jemez Mission and Giusewa Pueblo Site - Stierch - 7.jpg
Nave of the San José de los Jemez Mission Church
Jemez Historic Site is located in New Mexico
Jemez Historic Site
Location Jemez Springs, New Mexico
Coordinates 35°46′38″N 106°41′11″W / 35.77722°N 106.68639°W / 35.77722; -106.68639Coordinates: 35°46′38″N 106°41′11″W / 35.77722°N 106.68639°W / 35.77722; -106.68639
Built 1621
Architect Fray Gerónimo Zárate Salmerón
Architectural style Other
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 73001147[1]
Added to NRHP March 14, 1973

The Jemez Historic Site (formerly Jemez State Monument) is a protected area in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States, in the village of Jemez Springs. The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973,[1] and in 2012 it was designated as a National Historic Landmark.[2]

The Site consists of the 14th century stone ruins of Gisewa Pueblo, and the 17th century San José de los Jemez Mission Church. The Jemez People once occupied Gisewa Pueblo and many other Pueblos in this area.

Name Change[edit]

On March 29, 2013, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed a bill that authorizes a change from New Mexico State Monuments to New Mexico Historic Sites.[3][not in citation given]


The ruins circa 1877. Photo by John K. Hillers
Ruins of Gisewa Pueblo and San José de los Jemez Mission Church. 
Christmas farolitos at the old church, 2006. 

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Interior Desegnates 27 New National Landmarks" (Press release). Washington, DC: Department of the Interior. 2012-10-17. Retrieved 2013-05-02. The national historic landmarks announced today include … San José de los Jémez Mission and Gíusewa Pueblo Site 
  3. ^ Goodman, Amanda (2013-02-15). "Bill would change name of monuments". Santa Fe, NM: KRQE. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 

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