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Our Genealogy Helper for Amargo ...

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 Amargo (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 Amargo. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Amargo 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 Amargo. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Amargo:

  • Rio Arriba County     (The home county of Amargo)
    • Lumberton [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberton
      • Lumberton [Rio Arriba County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Amargo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberton
    • Monero [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monero
      • Monero [Rio Arriba County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Amargo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monero
    • Dulce [Rio Arriba County]
    • Navajo [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navajo
      • Navajo [Rio Arriba County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Amargo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navajo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo
    • Chama [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chama
      • Chama [Rio Arriba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Amargo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 976 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chama
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chama<2>
    • Lobato [Rio Arriba County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lobato
      • Lobato [Rio Arriba County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Amargo
    • Rutheron [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutheron
      • Rutheron [Rio Arriba County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Amargo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutheron
    • Brazos [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brazos
      • Brazos [Rio Arriba County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Amargo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brazos
    • Los Ojos [Rio Arriba County]
    • Cebolla [Rio Arriba County]
    • Canjilon [Rio Arriba County]
  • San Juan County
  • Archuleta County (CO)
    • Chromo [Archuleta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chromo
      • Chromo [Archuleta County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Amargo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chromo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chromo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chromo<2>
    • Trujillo [Archuleta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trujillo
      • Trujillo [Archuleta County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Amargo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trujillo
    • Juanita [Archuleta County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juanita
      • Juanita [Archuleta County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Amargo
    • Gato [Archuleta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gato
      • Gato [Archuleta County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Amargo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gato have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gato
    • Pagosa Springs [Archuleta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pagosa Springs
      • Pagosa Springs [Archuleta County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Amargo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pagosa Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pagosa Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pagosa Springs<2>
    • Chimney Rock [Archuleta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Rock
      • Chimney Rock [Archuleta County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Amargo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chimney Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chimney Rock<2>
    • Arboles [Archuleta County]
  • Conejos County (CO)
    • Cumbres [Conejos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumbres
      • Cumbres [Conejos County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Amargo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumbres

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

Newspapers Published in Amargo ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Amargo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Amargo, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Amargo.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Amargo:

  • 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 Colorado
    • Stories from New Mexico

Cemeteries Near Amargo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Amargo.

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 Amargo covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Gomez Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gomez Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gomez Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gomez Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Amargo.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gomez Cemetery
  • Martinez Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Martinez Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Martinez Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Martinez Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Amargo.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinez Cemetery
  • Wirt Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wirt Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wirt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wirt Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Amargo.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wirt Cemetery
  • Chama Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chama Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chama Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chama Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Amargo.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chama Cemetery
  • Carracas Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carracas Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carracas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Carracas Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Amargo.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carracas Cemetery
  • Rutheron Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rutheron Cemetery
    • Rutheron Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Amargo.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutheron Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Hilltop Cemetery

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 Amargo had a population of 133 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

  • Amargo [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amargo
    • Amargo [Rio Arriba County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Amargo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 133 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Amargo had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amargo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amargo
  • Monero [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monero
    • Monero [Rio Arriba County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Amargo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Monero had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monero
  • Dulce [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dulce
    • Dulce [Rio Arriba County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Amargo
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dulce had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dulce
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dulce<2>
  • Chromo [Archuleta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chromo
    • Chromo [Archuleta County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Amargo
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chromo had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chromo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chromo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chromo<2>
  • Navajo [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navajo
    • Navajo [Rio Arriba County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Amargo
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Navajo had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navajo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo
  • Willow Creek [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Creek
    • Willow Creek [Rio Arriba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Amargo
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Willow Creek had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Creek
  • Continue List ...
    • Juanita [Archuleta County] - Historic
      • While Juanita was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juanita
      • Juanita [Archuleta County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Amargo
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Juanita had railroad service and no post office
    • Chama [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chama
      • Chama [Rio Arriba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Amargo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 420 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 976 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chama had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chama
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chama<2>
    • Lobato [Rio Arriba County] - Historic
      • While Lobato was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lobato
      • Lobato [Rio Arriba County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Amargo
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lobato had railroad service and no post office
    • Carracas [Archuleta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carracas
      • Carracas [Archuleta County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Amargo
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carracas had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carracas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carracas
    • Pagosa Springs [Archuleta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pagosa Springs
      • Pagosa Springs [Archuleta County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Amargo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 227 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,132 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pagosa Springs had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pagosa Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pagosa Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pagosa Springs<2>
    • Tierra Amarilla [Rio Arriba County] - Historic
      • While Tierra Amarilla was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tierra Amarilla
      • Tierra Amarilla [Rio Arriba County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Amargo
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 137 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tierra Amarilla had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tierra Amarilla have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cumbres [Conejos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumbres
      • Cumbres [Conejos County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Amargo
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cumbres had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumbres
    • Arboles [Archuleta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arboles
      • Arboles [Archuleta County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Amargo
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Arboles had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arboles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arboles<2>
    • Rosa [Rio Arriba County] - Historic
      • While Rosa was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosa
      • Rosa [Rio Arriba County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Amargo
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rosa had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Amargo ...

While our initial data about Amargo came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Amargo 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 Amargo.

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 Amargo:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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 Amargo. 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 '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- Amargo) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amargo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9378, Longitude: -106.8917       In this case, the coordinates for Amargo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Amargo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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