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Animas, New Mexico

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Welcome to Animas ...

Animas is located in southwest New Mexico.

Animas is located in Hidalgo County<1>.

Animas was established in 1753.

Animas is 4,400 feet [1,341 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Animas is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you leave Animas and travel west, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Animas lies within the (575) area code.

The ZIP code for Animas: 88020<3>

Communities near Animas ...

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

  • Cotton City [Hidalgo County]
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    • Cotton City [Hidalgo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Animas
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton City
  • Windmill [Hidalgo County]
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    • Windmill [Hidalgo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of Animas
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  • Rodeo [Hidalgo County]
  • Portal [Cochise County]
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    • Steins [Hidalgo County] - Historic
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      • Steins [Hidalgo County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the northwest of Animas
      • Former name for Steins:
      • Stein's Pass
    • Old Hachita [Grant County] - Historic
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      • Old Hachita [Grant County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the east of Animas
    • Paradise [Cochise County]
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      • Paradise [Cochise County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the west of Animas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Apache [Cochise County]
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      • Apache [Cochise County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the southwest of Animas
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    • Shakespeare [Hidalgo County] - Historic
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      • Shakespeare [Hidalgo County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the north of Animas
      • Former name for Shakespeare:
      • Ralston City
    • Lordsburg [Hidalgo County]
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      • Lordsburg [Hidalgo County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the north of Animas
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lordsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lordsburg<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Animas ...

Looking for more information about Animas? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Animas, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Animas.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Hidalgo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Animas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Animas). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Animas or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Animas) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Animas. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AnimasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Animas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9516, Longitude: -108.8072    
<5>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.
<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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