Abo (historic place)


Mission ruins at Abó
Location Torrance County, New Mexico, USA
Nearest city Abo, New Mexico
Built 1629
NRHP Reference # 66000497
Significant dates
Added to NRHP October 15, 1966[1]
Designated NHL June 13, 1962[2]

Abo is a pueblo ruin in New Mexico that is preserved in the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.

The Abó Ruins are located about 9 miles west of Mountainair, at about 6100 feet (1859 m) above sea level. They are said to date back to the 14th century. It was a major trading station during its time. There is a visitor contact station, a 0.25 mile (0.4 km) trail through the mission ruins, and a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) trail around the unexcavated pueblo ruins.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1962.[2][3][4]

Abo is also the geological type locality for the Abo Formation, which is made up of sandstone red beds and is exposed to the northwest of the Abo ruins.


  1. National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. 1 2 "Abo". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-05-30.
  3. "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination:" (pdf). National Park Service. September 1957. and Accompanying photos, exterior and interior, from 19 (32 KB)
  4. Note: A National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination document should be available upon request from the National Park Service for this site, but it appears not to be available on-line from the NPS Focus search site.

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Coordinates: 34°26′56″N 106°22′17″W / 34.44889°N 106.37139°W / 34.44889; -106.37139

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