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)
Properties are on the National Register of Historic Places ONLY unless otherwise indicated.
International Boundary Marker No. 1, U.S. and Mexico, Sunland Park
Browse the Certified Sites page by state to find address information for some of these locations.
Did You Know?
Brought to the New World by Spaniards, horses first arrived in New Mexico in the 16th century. For years afterward, many more horses were brought in via El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro. Indian tribes captured thousands of them, which were dispersed across the plains and integrated into American Indian culture.