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Welcome to Akela ...

So far, we have found very little information about Akela. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Akela to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Akela, please Contact Us.


Akela would have been located within present day Luna County<2>.

The location of Akela has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Akela is 4,160 feet [1,268 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Akela is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Akela was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Akela still existed, it would have been in the (575) area code.

Communities near Akela ...

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

  • Deming [Luna County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deming have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deming
    • Deming [Luna County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Akela
    • Estimated population for 2018: 14,099 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deming
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deming
  • Sunshine [Luna County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine
    • Sunshine [Luna County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the west of Akela
  • Nutt [Luna County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutt
    • Nutt [Luna County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the north of Akela
  • Hatch [Dona Ana County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatch
    • Hatch [Dona Ana County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Akela
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,606 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatch
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Border City [Luna County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Border City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Border City
      • Border City [Luna County] was located 32 miles [51.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Akela
    • Columbus [Luna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
      • Columbus [Luna County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Akela
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,629 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus
    • Fairacres [Dona Ana County]
    • Radium Springs [Dona Ana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radium Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radium Springs
      • Radium Springs [Dona Ana County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Akela
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radium Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radium Springs
    • Lake Valley [Sierra County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Valley
      • Lake Valley [Sierra County] was located 33 miles [53.1 km]<5> to the north of Akela
    • Salem [Dona Ana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Dona Ana County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<5> to the north of Akela
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem

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 Akela. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Akela.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Akela. 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 Akela.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Akela, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Luna, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Akela - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Akela) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Akela. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2459, Longitude: -107.4056       In this case, the coordinates for Akela have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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