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Welcome to Bent ...

Bent is located in southeast New Mexico.

Bent is located in Otero County<1>.

Bent is 5,820 feet [1,774 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Bent is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

Bent lies within the (575) area code.

The ZIP code for Bent: 88314<3>

Communities Also Named Bent ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Bent - it's located in Kentucky.

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

Communities near Bent ...

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

  • Alamogordo [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamogordo
    • Alamogordo [Otero County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Bent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,126 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alamogordo have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamogordo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamogordo<6>
  • Ruidoso [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruidoso
    • Ruidoso [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Bent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,061 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso<6>
  • Tularosa [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tularosa
    • Tularosa [Otero County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Bent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,040 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tularosa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tularosa<6>
  • Ruidoso Downs [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruidoso Downs
    • Ruidoso Downs [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Bent
    • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso Downs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso Downs<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cloudcroft [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloudcroft
      • Cloudcroft [Otero County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Bent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 704 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloudcroft
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloudcroft<6>
    • Mescalero [Otero County]
    • Carrizo [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrizo
      • Carrizo [Otero County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Bent
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrizo
    • La Luz [Otero County]
    • High Rolls [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Rolls
      • High Rolls [Otero County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Bent
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Rolls
    • Mountain Park [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Park
      • Mountain Park [Otero County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Bent
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bent ...

Looking for more information about Bent? 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 Bent, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bent.

Adding Bent to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bent in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bent was on a map titled Map of Arizona and New Mexico (from Rand McNally, 1925).

We also found Bent on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1951).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bent on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Otero County: www.co.otero.nm.us/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Otero, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bent - 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 Bent). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bent 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- Bent) 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 Bent. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BentOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1588, Longitude: -105.8562    
<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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