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Atencio, New Mexico

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Welcome to Atencio ...

Atencio is located in Union County<1>.

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

Atencio is 4,810 feet [1,466 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Atencio is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel south from Atencio (for example, toward Texline (TX)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Atencio lies within the (575) area code.

Communities near Atencio ...

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

  • Moses [Union County]
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    • Moses [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Atencio
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  • Mexhoma [Cimarron County] - Historic
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    • Mexhoma [Cimarron County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Atencio
  • Seneca [Union County]
  • Kenton [Cimarron County]
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    • Wheeless [Cimarron County]
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      • Wheeless [Cimarron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Atencio
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    • Clayton [Union County]
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      • Clayton [Union County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the south of Atencio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,660 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<5>
    • Felt [Cimarron County]
    • Mount Dora [Union County]
    • Texline [Dallam County]
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      • Texline [Dallam County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the south of Atencio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 534 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Texline<5>
    • Grenville [Union County]
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      • Grenville [Union County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Atencio
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenville<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atencio ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Union, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atencio - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Atencio) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atencio. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7714, Longitude: -103.1258       In this case, the coordinates for Atencio have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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