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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<2>.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Anchor is 10,310 feet [3,142 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation 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

Anchor would have been located in the (575) area code.

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.

Communities near Anchor ...

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

  • Questa [Taos County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Questa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Questa
    • Questa [Taos County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Anchor
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,755 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Questa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Questa
  • Red River [Taos County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red River have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red River
    • Red River [Taos County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Anchor
    • Estimated population for 2018: 466 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red River
  • Eagle Nest [Colfax County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Nest
    • Eagle Nest [Colfax County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Anchor
    • Estimated population for 2018: 253 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Nest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Nest
  • Taos Ski Valley [Taos County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taos Ski Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taos Ski Valley
    • Taos Ski Valley [Taos County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Anchor
    • Estimated population for 2018: 69 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taos Ski Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taos Ski Valley
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Amalia [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amalia
      • Amalia [Taos County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Anchor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amalia
    • Virginia City [Colfax County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginia City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginia City
      • Virginia City [Colfax County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Anchor
    • Buena Vista [Taos County]
    • Idlewild [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idlewild
      • Idlewild [Colfax County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Anchor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idlewild
    • Cerro [Taos County]
    • Ventero [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ventero
      • Ventero [Taos County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Anchor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ventero

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Anchor.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Taos County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Anchor, 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 Taos, 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 Anchor - 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- 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       In this case, the coordinates for Anchor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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