List of National Historic Landmarks in New Mexico

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This is a complete List of National Historic Landmarks in New Mexico. New Mexico has 46 National Historic Landmarks (NHLs), including Raton Pass which is shared with Colorado, and listed by the National Park Service as in that state.

Current NHLs[edit]

The NHLs are distributed across 22 of New Mexico's 33 counties.

Landmark name[1] Image Date designated[1] Locality[1][2] County[1] Description[3]
1 Abo Mission ruins at Abó June 13, 1962 Abo
34°26′56″N 106°22′17″W / 34.448889°N 106.371389°W / 34.448889; -106.371389 (Abo)
Torrance Pueblo ruins, and ruins of a Spanish mission, Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
2 Acoma Pueblo Acoma Pueblo Sky City.jpg October 9, 1960 Acoma Pueblo
34°53′47″N 107°34′55″W / 34.896389°N 107.581944°W / 34.896389; -107.581944 (Acoma Pueblo)
Cibola Native American pueblo built atop a 367-foot (112 m) sandstone mesa
3 Bandelier CCC Historic District Bandelier National Monument in September 2011 - Visitor Center.JPG May 28, 1987 Bandelier National Monument
35°46′46″N 106°16′13″W / 35.77942°N 106.270287°W / 35.77942; -106.270287 (Bandelier CCC Historic District)
Los Alamos and Sandoval Civilian Conservation Corps buildings
4 Barrio De Analco Historic District San Miguel chapel November 24, 1968 Santa Fe
35°41′00″N 105°56′11″W / 35.683333°N 105.936389°W / 35.683333; -105.936389 (Barrio De Analco Historic District)
Santa Fe Historic district including the oldest house in the state of New Mexico, and the oldest Catholic church in the continental United States.

(Oldest Churches, Annexed Territories vs original founding Colony States.[4] Oldest house, continental U.S., St. Augustine, FL.[5])

5 Big Bead Mesa Address restricted.PNG July 19, 1964 Casa Salazar
Sandoval Fortified Navajo village site; served as a base for trade and raiding from 1745 to 1812
6 Blackwater Draw Address restricted.PNG January 20, 1961 Clovis
34°16′40″N 103°19′28″W / 34.277874°N 103.32458°W / 34.277874; -103.32458 (Blackwater Draw)
Roosevelt Archaeological type site of the Clovis culture
7 Ernest L. Blumenschein House Ernest L. Blumenschein House 050.JPG December 21, 1965 Taos
36°24′14″N 105°34′34″W / 36.403967°N 105.576137°W / 36.403967; -105.576137 (Blumenschein, Ernest L., House)
Taos Home of painter Ernest L. Blumenschein, co-founder of Taos Art Colony
8 Carlsbad Irrigation District 1990 HAER photo July 19, 1964 Carlsbad
32°29′27″N 104°15′08″W / 32.490796°N 104.252119°W / 32.490796; -104.252119 (Carlsbad Irrigation District)
Eddy Irrigation-related dams, spillways, other structures
9 Kit Carson House 1936 HABS photo May 23, 1963 Taos
36°24′19″N 105°34′20″W / 36.405159°N 105.572131°W / 36.405159; -105.572131 (Carson, Kit, House)
Taos Home of frontiersman Kit Carson
10 Denver & Rio Grande Railroad San Juan Extension (Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad) Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad train2.jpg October 16, 2012 Antonito, CO and Chama, NM
36°59′04″N 106°18′20″W / 36.98442°N 106.305563°W / 36.98442; -106.305563 (Denver & Rio Grande Railroad San Juan Extension)
Archuleta, CO, Conejos, CO, and Rio Arriba, NM Longest and most complete representation of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century railroading.
11 El Santuario De Chimayo Santuario Chimayo.jpg April 15, 1970 Chimayo
35°59′21″N 105°55′54″W / 35.989167°N 105.931667°W / 35.989167; -105.931667 (El Santuario De Chimayo)
Santa Fe Roman Catholic church, famous for the story of its founding and as a contemporary pilgrimage site
12 Folsom Site Folsom point.png January 20, 1961 Folsom
36°52′54″N 104°04′16″W / 36.88169°N 104.07108°W / 36.88169; -104.07108 (Folsom Site)
Colfax Archaeological site; type site for the Folsom tradition
13 Fort Bayard Site Ft. Bayard.jpg March 19, 2004 Santa Clara
32°47′47″N 108°08′56″W / 32.796389°N 108.148889°W / 32.796389; -108.148889 (Fort Bayard Site)
Grant Site of an 1866 post of Buffalo Soldiers
14 Glorieta Pass Battlefield Battle of Glorieta Pass Battlefield.jpg November 5, 1961 Pecos
35°33′36″N 105°47′08″W / 35.56°N 105.785556°W / 35.56; -105.785556 (Glorieta Pass Battlefield)
San Miguel Site of decisive American Civil War Battle of Glorieta Pass
15 Hawikuh Hawikuh church.jpg October 9, 1960 Zuni
34°56′18″N 108°59′57″W / 34.938404°N 108.999155°W / 34.938404; -108.999155 (Hawikuh)
Valencia Largest of the Zuni pueblos; founded in the 13th century
16 Las Trampas Historic District LasTrampas-May05.jpg May 28, 1967 Las Trampas
36°07′51″N 105°45′48″W / 36.130701°N 105.763285°W / 36.130701; -105.763285 (Las Trampas Historic District)
Taos Founded in 1751 by twelve Spanish families from Santa Fe; known for the church of San José de Gracia
17 Lincoln Historic District LincolnNM Jail and Courthouse.jpg December 19, 1960 Lincoln
33°29′41″N 105°22′56″W / 33.494722°N 105.382222°W / 33.494722; -105.382222 (Lincoln Historic District)
Lincoln Well-preserved cow town
18 Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory Los Alamos aerial view.jpeg December 21, 1965 Los Alamos
35°52′32″N 106°19′27″W / 35.875556°N 106.324167°W / 35.875556; -106.324167 (Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory)
Los Alamos United States Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory; site of the Manhattan Project
19 Mabel Dodge Luhan House MabelHouse.jpg December 4, 1991 Taos
36°24′29″N 105°33′52″W / 36.408056°N 105.564444°W / 36.408056; -105.564444 (Mabel Dodge Luhan House)
Taos Artists' haven, now a historic inn
20 Manuelito Complex Address restricted.PNG July 19, 1964 Manuelito
McKinley NRHP 66000894
21 Mesilla Plaza San Albino Church Mesilla.jpg July 4, 1961 Mesilla
32°16′19″N 106°48′16″W / 32.271867°N 106.804479°W / 32.271867; -106.804479 (Mesilla Plaza)
Doña Ana NRHP 66000475
22 National Park Service Region III Office NPS Santa Fe.jpg May 28, 1987 Santa Fe
35°39′54″N 105°55′21″W / 35.665134°N 105.922622°W / 35.665134; -105.922622 (National Park Service Southwest Regional Office)
Santa Fe Masterpiece of Spanish/Pueblo revival architecture
23 Georgia O'Keeffe Home and Studio O'Keeffe Home4.jpg August 5, 1998 Abiquiu
36°12′22″N 106°19′01″W / 36.206172°N 106.316872°W / 36.206172; -106.316872 (O'Keeffe, Georgia, Home and Studio)
Rio Arriba Home and studio of artist Georgia O'Keeffe
24 Palace of the Governors Palace of the Governors October 9, 1960 Santa Fe
35°41′09″N 105°56′15″W / 35.685936°N 105.937504°W / 35.685936; -105.937504 (Palace Of The Governors)
Santa Fe Adobe structure; construction began in 1610; served as the seat of government in New Mexico for centuries; oldest continuously occupied public building in the United States
25 Pecos Pueblo Pecos-pueblo-mission-church.jpg October 9, 1960 Pecos
35°33′00″N 105°41′22″W / 35.549905°N 105.68939°W / 35.549905; -105.68939 (Pecos Pueblo)
San Miguel NRHP 66000485, Pecos National Historical Park
26 Puye Ruins Puye.jpg May 23, 1966 Espanola
35°58′32″N 106°13′39″W / 35.975556°N 106.2275°W / 35.975556; -106.2275 (Puye Ruins)
Rio Arriba and Sandoval NRHP 66000481
27 Ernie Pyle House Ernie Pyle Library Albuquerque New Mexico.jpg June 20, 2006 Albuquerque
35°04′13″N 106°36′45″W / 35.070156°N 106.612581°W / 35.070156; -106.612581 (Ernie Pyle House)
Bernalillo Former home of famed war correspondent Ernie Pyle
28 Quarai Quarairuin.JPG June 13, 1962 Manzano
34°35′45″N 106°17′42″W / 34.595833°N 106.295°W / 34.595833; -106.295 (Quarai)
Torrance Ruins in Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
29 Rabbit Ears Rabbit Ears Mtns NM.jpg May 23, 1963 Clayton
36°35′32″N 103°13′28″W / 36.592222°N 103.224444°W / 36.592222; -103.224444 (Rabbit Ears)
Union Twin mountain peaks that were landmarks to wagon trains
30 Raton Pass View from Raton Pass from I-25 December 19, 1960 Raton, NM and Trinidad, CO
36°59′28″N 104°29′12″W / 36.991134°N 104.486654°W / 36.991134; -104.486654 (Raton Pass)
Colfax, NM and Las Animas, CO Mountain pass on the Santa Fe Trail along the Colorado-New Mexico border. Also in Colorado.
31 San Estevan Del Rey Mission Church 1934 HABS photo April 15, 1970 Acoma
34°53′50″N 107°34′55″W / 34.897222°N 107.582°W / 34.897222; -107.582 (San Estevan Del Rey Mission Church)
Valencia Church founded in 1629
32 San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church HABS photo April 15, 1970 Ranchos de Taos
36°21′31″N 105°36′28″W / 36.3586°N 105.6078°W / 36.3586; -105.6078 (San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church)
Taos Mission church on Ranchos de Taos Plaza
33 San Gabriel De Yungue-ouinge 1934 HABS photo July 19, 1964 Espanola
Rio Arriba First Spanish capitol of New Mexico
34 San José de Gracia Church LasTrampas-May05.jpg April 15, 1970 Las Trampas
36°07′53″N 105°45′28″W / 36.131389°N 105.757778°W / 36.131389; -105.757778 (San Jose de Gracia Church)
Taos Built between 1760 and 1776; model of the adobe architecture; once used by Los Hermanos Penitentes
35 San Jose de los Jemez Mission and Giusewa Pueblo Site Jemez State Mon 1877.jpg October 16, 2012 Jemez Springs
35°46′42″N 106°41′11″W / 35.778445°N 106.686498°W / 35.778445; -106.686498 (San Jose de los Jemez Mission and Giusewa Pueblo Site)
36 San Lazaro Address restricted.PNG July 19, 1964 Santa Fe
Santa Fe NRHP 66000490
37 Sandia Cave January 20, 1961 Bernalillo
35°15′08″N 106°24′27″W / 35.252221°N 106.407583°W / 35.252221; -106.407583 (Sandia Cave)
Sandoval Cave in which prehistoric artifacts were found and excavated in the 1930s. Accessible via a USFS hiking trail.
38 Santa Fe Plaza Santa Fe Plaza.jpg December 19, 1960 Santa Fe
35°41′07″N 105°56′15″W / 35.685396°N 105.937498°W / 35.685396; -105.937498 (Santa Fe Plaza)
Santa Fe Central park lined with grass, trees, and benches; Indian War Memorial monument; performing arts stage
39 Seton Village House at Seton Village.jpg December 21, 1965 Santa Fe
35°35′56″N 105°55′54″W / 35.598889°N 105.931667°W / 35.598889; -105.931667 (Seton Village)
Santa Fe NRHP 66000492
40 Taos Pueblo USA 09669 Taos Pueblo Luca Galuzzi 2007.jpg October 9, 1960 Taos
36°26′21″N 105°32′44″W / 36.43917°N 105.54559°W / 36.43917; -105.54559 (Taos Pueblo)
Taos This ancient pueblo belongs to a Northern Tiwa speaking Native American tribe of Pueblo people. At approximately 1000 years old, it is believed to be the oldest continuously inhabited building in North America. It is a multi-storied residential complex of reddish-brown adobe divided into two parts by the Rio Pueblo de Taos.
41 Trinity Site Trinity Test Fireball 16ms.jpg December 21, 1965 Bingham
33°40′38″N 106°28′31″W / 33.6773°N 106.4754°W / 33.6773; -106.4754 (Trinity Site)
Socorro Site of the first nuclear weapon detonation.
42 Village of Columbus and Camp Furlong Punitive-truck-train.png May 15, 1975 Columbus
31°49′39″N 107°37′50″W / 31.8275°N 107.630556°W / 31.8275; -107.630556 (Village of Columbus and Camp Furlong)
Luna Site of 1914 raid by Pancho Villa that had wide impacts
43 Wagon Mound Wagonmound.jpg May 23, 1963 Wagon Mound
36°00′01″N 104°41′41″W / 36.000278°N 104.694722°W / 36.000278; -104.694722 (Wagon Mound)
Mora Landmark on the Santa Fe Trail
44 Watrous (La Junta) 1940 HABS photo of Watrous House May 23, 1963 Watrous
35°48′03″N 105°00′05″W / 35.800833°N 105.001389°W / 35.800833; -105.001389 (Watrous)
Mora Mountain and Cimarron Cutoff routes of Santa Fe Trail joined here
45 White Sands V-2 Launching Site 1984 HAER photo October 3, 1985 White Sands Missile Range
32°23′58″N 106°22′40″W / 32.399378°N 106.377814°W / 32.399378; -106.377814 (White Sands V-2 Launching Site)
Doña Ana
46 Zuni-Cibola Complex Address restricted.PNG December 2, 1974 Zuni Pueblo
34°56′17″N 108°59′56″W / 34.938°N 108.999°W / 34.938; -108.999 (Zuni-Cibola Complex)
Cibola, McKinley, and Valencia NRHP 74002267

New Mexico is the 33state They are:

Landmark name
Image Date established[6] Location County Description
1 Aztec Ruins National Monument West walls of the ruins January 24, 1923 Aztec San Juan Preserves ancestral Pueblo structures in north-western New Mexico
2 Bandelier National Monument Cliff dwellings at Bandelier February 11, 1916 Santa Fe Sandoval and Los Alamos Includes Frijoles Canyon; contains (restored) ruins of dwellings, kivas, rock paintings and petroglyphs
3 Chaco Culture National Historical Park Casa Rinconada, one of the Chacoan Great Houses. March 11, 1907 Farmington San Juan and McKinley Densest and most exceptional concentration of pueblos in the American Southwest
4 El Morro National Monument El morro view.JPG December 8, 1906 Ramah Cibola Sandstone promontory with a pool of water at its base; shaded oasis in the western U.S. deser; Zuni Indians call it "A'ts'ina" (Place of writings on the rock); Anglo-Americans called it "Inscription Rock"; travelers left signatures, names, dates, and stories of their treks
5 Fort Union National Monument Fort Union ruins April 5, 1956 Las Vegas, NM Mora Preserves the second of three forts constructed on the site beginning in 1851; also ruins of the third; visible network of ruts from the old Santa Fe Trail
6 Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Looking out from one of the cave dwellings November 16, 1907 Silver City Catron Cliff dwellings from the 1280s through the early 1300s
7 Pecos National Historical Park Pecos pueblo and mission church June 28, 1965 Santa Fe Santa Fe and San Miguel Includes parts of Glorieta Pass Battlefield, an NHL, as well as a mission and other areas.
8 Petroglyph National Monument Petroglyphs on a large rock at Petroglyph National Monument June 27, 1990 Albuquerque Bernalillo Variety of cultural and natural resources including five volcanic cones, hundreds of archeological sites and an estimated 25,000 images carved by native peoples and early Spanish settlers
9 Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument Salinas Pueblo ruinsCourtesy National Park Service November 1, 1909 Albuquerque Torrance and Socorro Reminders of this earliest contact between Pueblo Indians and Spanish Colonials: the ruins of four mission churches and the partially excavated pueblo of Las Humanas

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d National Park Service (June 2011). "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-07-04. .
  2. ^ National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database". Retrieved 2007-08-14. 
  3. ^ National Park Service. "National Historic Landmark Program: NHL Database".  Retrieved on various dates.
  4. ^ List of the oldest churches in the United States
  5. ^
  6. ^ Date of listing as National Historic Site or similar designation, from various sources in articles indexed.

External links[edit]

"National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.