• Two-wheeled carretas carried goods up El Camino from Mexico City in 1598; walking the trail in the Jornada del Muerto, a scorching 90-mile stretch of El Camino wherein colonists had to leave the cool Rio Grande to continue their journey north

    El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro

    National Historic Trail NM,TX

National Register Research

National Register of Historic Places Nominations

The National Park Service (NPS), in partnership with a wide variety of other government agencies, non-profit organizations, and other entities, is in the process of nominating properties associated with El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro to the National Register of Historic Places. The nomination process involves identifying properties of high integrity with a significant association to El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. Associated properties eligible for the National Register promote the significance of the trail in our communities. A listing on the National Register may offer additional protection features to historic sites and trail segments.

A key feature of the research process is the completion of a National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form (MPDF) for El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, which has been submitted to the Keeper of the National Register. The MPDF provides historic contexts and significances for properties. And it also identifies property types, including descriptions, resource significance statements, and nomination requirements for various trail properties - both historic sites and historic trail segments. Download the MPDF (1.1 MG pdf) for this trail.

 

A contractor working for the New Mexico State Preservation Office has recently completed 11 new nominations to the National Register. These nominations have been submitted to the Keeper of the Register. Stay Tuned. Below are the trail-related properties already entered onto the National Register. (traveling south to north)

Visit the National Register of Historic Places website at http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/ for more information. Or contact the National Trails Intermountain Region staff using the Contact Us link in the left-hand navigation bar.

National Register of Historic Places (NRHP)/National Historic Landmark (NHL)
March 1, 2011

Properties are on the National Register of Historic Places ONLY unless otherwise indicated.

Texas

Presidio Chapel of San Elizario, Mission Trail, El Paso
San Elizario Historic District, Mission Trail, El Paso
Socorro Mission, Mission Trail, El Paso
Mission Socorro Archeological Site
Ysleta Mission, Mission Trail, El Paso

New Mexico

International Boundary Marker No. 1, U.S. and Mexico, Sunland Park
Fort Fillmore, Las Cruces vicinity, (restricted, private property)
M
esilla Plaza, Mesilla (NHL/NRHP)
La Mesilla Historic District, Mesilla
Doña Ana Village Historic District, Doña Ana
Fort Selden State Monument, Radium Springs
Fort Craig National Historic Site, San Antonio vicinity
Teypama Piro Site (address restricted)
Sagrada Familia de Lemitar Church, Lemitar
El Cerro Tomé Site, Los Lunas vicinity
Kuaua Ruin (Coronado State Monument), Bernalillo
San Marcos Pueblo, Cerrillos vicinity
Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe (NHL/NRHP)
Santa Fe Plaza, Santa Fe (NHL/NRHP)
Fort Marcy Ruins, Santa Fe
San Gabriel de Yungue-Ouinge, Española vicinity (NHL/NRHP)
San Juan Pueblo, Española vicinity

 

Browse the Certified Sites page by state to find address information for some of these locations.

Did You Know?

Traces of a dirt road, El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, stretch across a southern New Mexico desert landscape

Supply caravans traversing the 1,500 mile El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro linking Mexico City and Santa Fe provided communication and supply for the province of New Mexico during the 17th century. The trips occurred every three or four years and took six months each way.