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Anchor, New Mexico

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The location of Anchor

Welcome to Anchor ...

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

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

Anchor would have been located within present day Taos County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Anchor is 10,310 feet [3,142 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Anchor is about 2 miles [or ~3¼ km] above sea level.

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

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

Communities near Anchor ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Amalia   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Buena Vista   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cerro   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Eagle Nest   [Map]   254   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Idlewild   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Questa   [Map]   1,751   W   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Anchor.

Communities Also Named Anchor ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Anchor - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Anchor. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Anchor. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Anchor.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Anchor:

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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 Anchor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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

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<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- Anchor) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anchor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7628, Longitude: -105.3394     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Anchor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Anchor.

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