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Welcome to Alcatraz ...

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

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


Alcatraz would have been located within present day San Juan County<2>.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Alcatraz is 5,620 feet [1,713 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Alcatraz is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Alcatraz would have been located in the (505) area code.

Communities Also Named Alcatraz ...

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

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

Communities near Alcatraz ...

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

  • Bloomfield [San Juan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomfield
    • Bloomfield [San Juan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Alcatraz
    • Estimated population for 2018: 7,842 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomfield
  • Aztec [San Juan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aztec have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aztec
    • Aztec [San Juan County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Alcatraz
    • Estimated population for 2018: 6,442 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aztec
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aztec
  • Blanco [San Juan County]
  • Navajo City [Rio Arriba County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navajo City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navajo City
    • Navajo City [Rio Arriba County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Alcatraz
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Navajo Dam [San Juan County]
    • Flora Vista [San Juan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora Vista
      • Flora Vista [San Juan County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Alcatraz
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora Vista
    • Huerfano [San Juan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huerfano have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huerfano
      • Huerfano [San Juan County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the southwest of Alcatraz
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huerfano
    • Allison [La Plata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allison
      • Allison [La Plata County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the northeast of Alcatraz
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allison
    • Farmington [San Juan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [San Juan County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the west of Alcatraz
      • Estimated population for 2018: 44,788 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington
    • Ignacio [La Plata County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ignacio have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ignacio
      • Ignacio [La Plata County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the north of Alcatraz
      • Estimated population for 2018: 888 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ignacio
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ignacio

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New Mexico

About San Juan County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for San Juan County: www.co.san-juan.nm.us/

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 Alcatraz, 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 San Juan, 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 Alcatraz - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alcatraz) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alcatraz. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7564, Longitude: -107.7570       In this case, the coordinates for Alcatraz have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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