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Welcome to Alcalde ...

Alcalde is located in north central New Mexico.

Alcalde is located in Rio Arriba County<1>.

Alcalde is 5,710 feet [1,740 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Alcalde is about 1 mile [or 1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Alcalde is located in the (505) area code.

Adding Alcalde 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 Alcalde 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 Alcalde 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 Alcalde on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Alcalde ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Alcalde - it's located in Kentucky.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alcalde.

Communities near Alcalde ...

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

  • Espanola [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Espanola
    • Espanola [Rio Arriba County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the south of Alcalde
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,044 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Espanola have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Espanola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Espanola<5>
  • Hernandez [Rio Arriba County]
  • Santa Cruz [Santa Fe County]
  • Santo Nino [Santa Fe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santo Nino
    • Santo Nino [Santa Fe County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the south of Alcalde
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santo Nino
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cuartelez [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuartelez
      • Cuartelez [Santa Fe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Alcalde
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuartelez
    • La Puebla [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Puebla
      • La Puebla [Santa Fe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Alcalde
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Puebla have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Puebla
    • Sombrillo [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sombrillo
      • Sombrillo [Santa Fe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Alcalde
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sombrillo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sombrillo
    • Velarde [Rio Arriba County]
    • Arroyo Seco [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arroyo Seco
      • Arroyo Seco [Santa Fe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the south of Alcalde
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arroyo Seco
    • Chimayo [Rio Arriba County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alcalde ...

Looking for more information about Alcalde? 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 Alcalde, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alcalde.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New Mexico

About Rio Arriba County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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 Alcalde - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alcalde) 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 Alcalde. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alcalde

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alcalde. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0894, Longitude: -106.0558    
<4>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.
<5>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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