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Ancho, New Mexico

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Welcome to Ancho ...

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

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

Ancho would have been located within present day Lincoln County<2>.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Ancho is 6,120 feet [1,865 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Ancho is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

The location where Ancho once stood is in the (575) area code.

Communities near Ancho ...

We have created a list of 9 communities that are near Ancho.

  • Claunch [Socorro County]
  • Carrizozo [Lincoln County]
  • Corona [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corona
    • Corona [Lincoln County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the north of Ancho
    • Estimated population in 2019: 163 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corona<6>
  • Nogal [Lincoln County]
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    • Capitan [Lincoln County]
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      • Capitan [Lincoln County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the south of Ancho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capitan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Capitan<6>
    • Cedarvale [Torrance County]
    • Alto [Lincoln County]
    • Ruidoso [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruidoso
      • Ruidoso [Lincoln County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<5> to the south of Ancho
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,901 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso<6>
    • Glencoe [Lincoln 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 Ancho. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Ancho.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Mexico

About Lincoln County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of New Mexico:

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 Ancho, 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 Lincoln, 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 Ancho - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ancho) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ancho. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9378, Longitude: -105.7397       In this case, the coordinates for Ancho have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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