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Arabela, New Mexico

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Welcome to Arabela ...

Arabela is located in Lincoln County<1>.

Arabela is 5,470 feet [1,667 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Arabela is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Arabela is within the boundaries of the (575) area code.

Communities near Arabela ...

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

  • Lincoln [Lincoln County]
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    • Lincoln [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Arabela
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  • Hondo [Lincoln County]
  • Tinnie [Lincoln County]
  • Picacho [Lincoln County]
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    • Glencoe [Lincoln County]
    • Fort Stanton [Lincoln County] - Historic
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      • Fort Stanton [Lincoln County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the west of Arabela
    • Capitan [Lincoln County]
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      • Capitan [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the west of Arabela
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capitan have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Capitan<4>
    • Alto [Lincoln County]
    • Nogal [Lincoln County]
    • Ruidoso Downs [Lincoln County]
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      • Ruidoso Downs [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Arabela
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,631 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruidoso Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso Downs<4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Arabela ...

Looking for more information about Arabela? 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 Arabela, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Arabela.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arabela. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Arabela - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arabela) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arabela. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ArabelaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arabela. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5869, Longitude: -105.1724    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






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