Jemez Monument Churchyard Cemetery, Jemez Springs, Sandoval County, New Mexico

San Jose de Los Jemez Mission Campo Santo; ca. 1621-22 In front of the church is a level open space (about 120’ x 75’) occupied by the church cemetery or campo santo. Traditionally at Spanish colonial Franciscan missions in New Mexico, Christian converts were buried in such cemeteries, which were enclosed by low walls. Today, the campo santo is covered with dirt, gravel, and patches of native grass. It has never been excavated and is intact.

This is information about Jemez Monument Churchyard Cemetery in Jemez Springs, Sandoval County, New Mexico.

Cemetery: Jemez Monument Churchyard Cemetery
AKA:
San Jose de Los Jemez Mission Churchyard
GPS: N 35.77838   W 106.68677
County: Sandoval County
Directions:
San Jose de Los Jemez Mission Campo Santo; ca. 1621-22 In front of the church is a level open space (about 120’ x 75’) occupied by the church cemetery or  campo santo. Traditionally at Spanish colonial Franciscan  missions in New Mexico, Christian converts were buried in such cemeteries, which were enclosed by low walls. Today, the  campo santo  is covered with dirt, gravel, and patches of native grass.  It has never been excavated and is intact. The Mission is at the N end of Jemez Springs on the East side of NM 4, set back, across highway from Mary Mother of Priests Catholic Church.  Exact location of cemetery is unknown.