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Abiquiu, New Mexico

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Welcome to Abiquiu ...

Abiquiu is located in north central New Mexico.

Abiquiu is located in Rio Arriba County<1>.

Abiquiu is 6,060 feet [1,847 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Abiquiu is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Abiquiu lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The ZIP code for Abiquiu: 87510<3>

Adding Abiquiu to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Abiquiu in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Abiquiu elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Abiquiu on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Abiquiu ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Abiquiu.

  • Espanola [Rio Arriba County]
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    • Espanola [Rio Arriba County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Abiquiu
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,044 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Espanola have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Espanola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Espanola<6>
  • Canones [Rio Arriba County]
  • Medanales [Rio Arriba County]
  • El Rito [Rio Arriba County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • El Duende [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Duende
      • El Duende [Rio Arriba County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Duende
    • Hernandez [Rio Arriba County]
    • Estaca [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estaca
      • Estaca [Rio Arriba County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estaca
    • Alcalde [Rio Arriba County]
    • Coyote [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]<4> to the southeast of Abiquiu
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Villita

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Abiquiu. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Abiquiu.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Abiquiu. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Abiquiu.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Abiquiu. See our Newspapers Page for Abiquiu.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Abiquiu ...

Looking for more information about Abiquiu? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Abiquiu, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Abiquiu.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of 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:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Rio Arriba, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Abiquiu - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Abiquiu). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Abiquiu or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Abiquiu) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Abiquiu. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Abiquiu

Our 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    
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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