Map of New Mexico State Historical Marker Locations in the City of Albuquerque
City of Albuquerque Historical Markers
Albuquerque Historical Marker
Latitude & Longitude:
35° 6' 38.5308",
-106° 36' 35.9676"
In 1706, New Mexico Governor Francisco Cuervo y Valdes founded the new Villa de Alburquerque (now "Albuquerque"), which became the principal settlement of the Rio Abajo, or lower river district. Here, the Camino Real wound its way through a series of farming and ranching communities.