Wagon Mound - Wagon Mound, New Mexico
Posted by: BruceS
N 36° 00.429 W 104° 41.797
13S E 527340 N 3984784
Quick Description: Historic landmark along the Cimarron Cutoff on the Santa Fe Trail located near the town of Wagon Mound, New Mexico.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2012 6:41:12 PM
Waymark Code: WME8KY
Wagon Mound is a butte which served as a guidepost for travelers along the Cimarron Cutoff. It was the last great landmark prior to travelers arriving in Santa Fe. It is located just east of the town of Wagon Mound which is named for the landmark.
The landmark was named a National Historic Landmark in 1963 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1966 when the register was established.
The coordinates listed above are for the parking area between two cemeteries just east of town and just north of the butte.
E of Wagon Mound on U.S. 85
Wagon Mound, New Mexico
County / Borough / Parish: Mora
Year listed: 1966
Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event
Periods of significance: 1800-1824, 1825-1849, 1850-1874
Historic function: Domestic, Landscape, Transportation
Current function: Agriculture/Subsistence
Privately owned?: yes
Primary Web Site: [Web Link]
Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]
Season start / Season finish: Not listed
Hours of operation: Not listed
Secondary Website 2: Not listed
National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed
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