History of Ysleta del Sur Pueblo
Travel Down the Mission Trail
Enduring Mission Legacy  
Spiritual Heritage  
Ysleta Mission  
Socorro Mission
San Elizario Presidial Chapel  
Our Lady of Guadalupe  
San Lorenzo Mission  
Senec˙ Mission  
Scholars' Bookshelf
Missions Bibliography
Ysleta Bibliography
Roster of El Paso Area Tribal Leaders
Native American Water Use Chronology
Tigua Military History
Early Accounts & Bibliography
Tigua Participation at Texas State Fair
Travel Links & More
Ysleta Land Grant Chronology
Acknowledgments / Resources
Socorro Mission

Socorro Mission
Nuestra Se˝ora de la PurÝsima
Concepciˇn de Los Piros





 How To Get There

Location: Socorro, Texas

Socorro Mission is located in the town of Socorro, Texas, four miles east of the Ysleta Mission on Socorro Road and 18 miles from downtown El Paso.

It is accessible from the Border Highway or from Interstate I-10 (take the Zaragosa exit). Sun Metro stops near the mission (Route #84 from downtown El Paso). Special group tours can be arranged by the El Paso-Juarez Trolley Company, which is located at the Civic Center (Santa Fe and Main) in El Paso, Texas.

Socorro Mission Architecture

Socorro Mission is known for its pure and simple New Mexican mission architecture, especially its distinctive cloud-stepped fašade reminiscence of Pueblo Indian pottery design. The colorful overhead beams (vigas) were painted by the Piro Indians centuries ago.