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Welcome to Amargo ...

Amargo is located in Rio Arriba County<1>.

The location of Amargo has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Amargo is 7,000 feet [2,134 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Amargo is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

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

Amargo lies within the (575) area code.

Adding Amargo 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 Amargo 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 Amargo 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 Amargo on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Amargo ...

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

  • Chama [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chama
    • Chama [Rio Arriba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Amargo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 992 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chama
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chama<5>
  • Dulce [Rio Arriba County]
  • Chromo [Archuleta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chromo
    • Chromo [Archuleta County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Amargo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chromo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chromo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chromo<5>
  • Trujillo [Archuleta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trujillo
    • Trujillo [Archuleta County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Amargo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trujillo
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Juanita [Archuleta County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juanita
      • Juanita [Archuleta County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Amargo
    • Gato [Archuleta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gato
      • Gato [Archuleta County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Amargo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gato have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gato
    • Lobato [Rio Arriba County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lobato
      • Lobato [Rio Arriba County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> 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]<4> 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]<4> to the southeast of Amargo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brazos
    • Los Ojos [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 Amargo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Amargo.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Amargo ...

Looking for more information about Amargo? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Amargo, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Amargo.

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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>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 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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amargo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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- 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).
<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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