National Register Listings in
Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Acequia System of El Rancho de las Golondrinas Alarid, Ricardo, House Allison Dormitory Apache Canyon Railroad Bridge Archbishop Lamy's Chapel Barrio de Analco Historic District Baumann, Jane and Gustave, House and Studio Bergere, Alfred M., House Camino del Monte Sol Historic District Connor Hall Crespin, Gregorio, House Davey, Randall, House Delgado Street Bridge Digneo-Valdes House Dodge-Bailey House Don Gaspar Bridge Don Gaspar Historic District El Puente de Los Hidalgos El Santuario de Chimayo El Zaguan Fairview Cemetery Federal Building Fort Marcy Officer's Residence Fort Marcy Ruins Hayt-Wientge House Hospital Jackson, J.B., House John Gaw Meem Architects Office Jones, Everret, House Kelly, Daniel T., House La Iglesia de Santa Cruz and Site of the Plaza of Santa Cruz de la Canada Laboratory of Anthropology Las Acequias Lujan-Ortiz House Madrid Historic District Meem, John Gaw and Faith Bemis, House National Park Service Southwest Regional Office New Mexico Supreme Court Building Nordfeldt, B. J. O. and Margaret Doolittle, House Nuestra Senora de Luz Church and Cemetery Otowi Historic District Otowi Suspension Bridge Palace of the Governors Pflueger General Merchandise Store and Annex Saloon Plaza del Cerro Pond-Kelly House Pueblo of Nambe Pueblo of Tesuque Reredos of Our Lady of Light Route 66 and National Old Trails Road Historic Distric at La Bajada Roybal, Ignacio, House San Ildefonso Pueblo San Jose Hall Santa Fe Historic District Santa Fe National Cemetery Santa Fe Plaza Santa Fe River Park Channel Schmidt, Albert, House and Studio School Building Number 2 Scottish Rite Cathedral Second Ward School Seton Village Spiegelberg House St. John's College-Santa Fe, New Mexico Superintendent's Residence Tully, Pinckney R., House U.S. Courthouse Vierra, Carlos, House Vigil, Donaciano, House Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
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New Mexico is known for its rich cultural heritage and vibrant arts scene. The state hosts many festivals and events celebrating music, dance, and the arts, including the Santa Fe Opera and the Taos Pueblo Powwow.
Santa Fe County, located in the heart of New Mexico, has a rich and diverse history that stretches back thousands of years. The area has evidence of human habitation dating back over 10,000 years, with various indigenous communities calling the region home. The Ancestral Puebloans, also known as the Anasazi, were some of the earliest inhabitants and left behind impressive cliff dwellings and rock art that can still be visited today.

In the 16th century, Spanish explorers arrived in the area, led by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado in search of the legendary Seven Cities of Gold. It was during this time that Santa Fe, which means "holy faith" in Spanish, was established as the capital of the Santa Fe de Nuevo México province, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the United States. The Spanish influence can still be seen in the adobe architecture and the blending of European and Native American culture.

During the 19th century, Santa Fe County and the surrounding area became an important frontier outpost of the United States. In 1846, as part of the Mexican-American War, the region was officially incorporated into the United States. This event led to the establishment of the Santa Fe Trail, a major trade route connecting Missouri to Santa Fe, which brought increased commerce and growth to the area.

In the early 20th century, Santa Fe County experienced a significant cultural and artistic boom. Artists and writers were drawn to the region for its natural beauty and unique cultural heritage. The city became a renowned art destination, attracting renowned painters such as Georgia O'Keeffe. Today, Santa Fe County continues to be a vibrant hub for arts, culture, and tourism, with its historic downtown, art galleries, and annual events like the Santa Fe Indian Market attracting visitors from around the world.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Santa Fe County, New Mexico.

  • Prehistoric Times: Ancient Pueblo People settled in the area thousands of years ago.
  • 16th Century: Spanish explorers, led by Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, arrived in the region.
  • 1610: Santa Fe was established as the capital of the Spanish territory of Santa Fe de Nuevo México.
  • 1821: Mexico gained independence from Spain, and Santa Fe became part of the Mexican Territory of Santa Fe.
  • 1846: The United States acquired Santa Fe and the rest of New Mexico as a result of the Mexican-American War.
  • 1912: New Mexico became the 47th state of the United States, with Santa Fe remaining its capital.
  • 20th Century: Santa Fe became known as an art and cultural center, attracting artists, writers, and tourists.