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Our Genealogy Helper for Abiquiu ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Abiquiu (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Abiquiu. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Abiquiu is located in Rio Arriba County.

To see how the shape of New Mexico's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Rio Arriba County: Archuleta (CO), Conejos (CO), Los Alamos, Mora, San Juan, Sandoval, Santa Fe & Taos.

Below are the counties that are near Abiquiu. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Abiquiu:

  • Rio Arriba County     (The home county of Abiquiu)
    • Canones [Rio Arriba County]
    • Medanales [Rio Arriba County]
    • El Rito [Rio Arriba County]
    • El Duende [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Duende
      • El Duende [Rio Arriba County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Duende
    • Hernandez [Rio Arriba County]
    • Chamita [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamita
      • Chamita [Rio Arriba County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamita
    • Estaca [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estaca
      • Estaca [Rio Arriba County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estaca
    • Alcalde [Rio Arriba County]
    • La Villita [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Villita
      • La Villita [Rio Arriba County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Villita
    • Los Luceros [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Luceros
      • Los Luceros [Rio Arriba County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Luceros
    • Coyote [Rio Arriba County]
    • Ohkay Owingeh [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohkay Owingeh
      • Ohkay Owingeh [Rio Arriba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Former name for Ohkay Owingeh:
      • San Juan Pueblo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ohkay Owingeh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ohkay Owingeh<2>
  • Los Alamos County
    • Los Alamos [Los Alamos County]
    • White Rock [Los Alamos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Rock
      • White Rock [Los Alamos County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Abiquiu
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Rock
  • Sandoval County
    • Seven Springs [Sandoval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Springs
      • Seven Springs [Sandoval County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Abiquiu
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Springs
    • Regina [Sandoval County]
    • Jemez Springs [Sandoval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jemez Springs
      • Jemez Springs [Sandoval County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Abiquiu
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 266 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jemez Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jemez Springs<2>
    • Cuba [Sandoval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba
      • Cuba [Sandoval County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Abiquiu
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 756 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cuba<2>
    • La Jara [Sandoval County]
    • Cochiti Lake [Sandoval County]
  • Santa Fe County
    • Santo Nino [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santo Nino
      • Santo Nino [Santa Fe County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santo Nino
    • Santa Cruz [Santa Fe County]
    • Cuartelez [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuartelez
      • Cuartelez [Santa Fe County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuartelez
    • Sombrillo [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sombrillo
      • Sombrillo [Santa Fe County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sombrillo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sombrillo
    • Arroyo Seco [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arroyo Seco
      • Arroyo Seco [Santa Fe County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arroyo Seco
    • El Valle de Arroyo Seco [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Valle de Arroyo Seco
      • El Valle de Arroyo Seco [Santa Fe County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Valle de Arroyo Seco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Valle de Arroyo Seco
    • La Puebla [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Puebla
      • La Puebla [Santa Fe County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Puebla have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Puebla
    • Pajarito [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pajarito
      • Pajarito [Santa Fe County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pajarito
    • San Ildefonso Pueblo [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Ildefonso Pueblo
      • San Ildefonso Pueblo [Santa Fe County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Ildefonso Pueblo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Ildefonso Pueblo
    • El Rancho [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Rancho
      • El Rancho [Santa Fe County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for El Rancho have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Rancho
    • Jaconita [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaconita
      • Jaconita [Santa Fe County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jaconita have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaconita
    • Pojoaque [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pojoaque
      • Pojoaque [Santa Fe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pojoaque have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pojoaque
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pojoaque<2>
  • Taos County
    • Ojo Caliente [Taos County]
    • Pilar [Taos County]
    • Vallecito [Taos County]
    • Trampas [Taos County]
    • Carson [Taos County]
    • Chamisal [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamisal
      • Chamisal [Taos County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Abiquiu
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chamisal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamisal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chamisal<2>
    • Llano [Taos County]
    • Penasco [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penasco
      • Penasco [Taos County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Abiquiu
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penasco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penasco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penasco<2>
    • Vadito [Taos County]
    • Tres Piedras [Taos County]
    • Ranchos de Taos [Taos County]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Abiquiu, see our County-by-County Page for Abiquiu.

Newspapers Published in Abiquiu ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Abiquiu.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Abiquiu, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Abiquiu.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Abiquiu:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from New Mexico

Cemeteries Near Abiquiu ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Abiquiu.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Abiquiu covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • San Miguel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the San Miguel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the San Miguel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • San Miguel Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Abiquiu.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Miguel Cemetery
  • Youngsville Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Youngsville Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Youngsville Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Youngsville Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Abiquiu.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngsville Cemetery
  • San Pedro Cemetery
  • La Villita Catholic Cemetery
  • Ojo Caliente Cemetery
  • La Cueva Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the La Cueva Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the La Cueva Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • La Cueva Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Abiquiu.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Cueva Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Abiquiu had a population of 27 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Abiquiu, with the one closest to Abiquiu listed first.

  • Abiquiu [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abiquiu
    • Abiquiu [Rio Arriba County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Abiquiu had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abiquiu
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abiquiu<2>
  • El Rito [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Rito
    • El Rito [Rio Arriba County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Abiquiu
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, El Rito had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Rito
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Rito<2>
  • Chamita [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamita
    • Chamita [Rio Arriba County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 25 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chamita had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamita
  • Alcalde [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alcalde
    • Alcalde [Rio Arriba County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alcalde had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alcalde
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alcalde<2>
  • Ojo Caliente [Taos County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ojo Caliente
    • Ojo Caliente [Taos County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Abiquiu
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ojo Caliente had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ojo Caliente
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ojo Caliente<2>
  • Coyote [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coyote
    • Coyote [Rio Arriba County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Abiquiu
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Coyote had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coyote
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coyote<2>
  • Continue List ...
    • Velarde [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Velarde
      • Velarde [Rio Arriba County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Abiquiu
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Velarde had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Velarde
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Velarde<2>
    • Espanola [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Espanola
      • Espanola [Rio Arriba County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 172 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,981 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Espanola had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Espanola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Espanola<2>
    • Embudo [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Embudo
      • Embudo [Rio Arriba County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Abiquiu
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 74 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Embudo had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Embudo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Embudo<2>
    • Santa Cruz [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Cruz
      • Santa Cruz [Santa Fe County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 110 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Santa Cruz had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Cruz
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Cruz<2>
    • Vallecitos [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vallecitos
      • Vallecitos [Rio Arriba County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Abiquiu
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 32 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vallecitos had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vallecitos
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vallecitos<2>
    • Rinconada [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rinconada
      • Rinconada [Rio Arriba County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Abiquiu
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rinconada had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rinconada have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rinconada
    • Barranca [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barranca
      • Barranca [Taos County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Abiquiu
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Barranca had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barranca have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barranca
    • Jacona [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacona
      • Jacona [Santa Fe County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jacona had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacona
    • Pojoaque [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pojoaque
      • Pojoaque [Santa Fe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pojoaque had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pojoaque have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pojoaque
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pojoaque<2>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Abiquiu. See our List of 1890's Communities around Abiquiu.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Abiquiu ...

While our initial data about Abiquiu came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Abiquiu in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Abiquiu.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Abiquiu:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Abiquiu. See our Misc Page for Abiquiu for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in New Mexico

About Rio Arriba County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Abiquiu. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Abiquiu) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Abiquiu. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AbiquiuOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abiquiu. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2073, Longitude: -106.3193    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Abiquiu, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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