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Bluewater, New Mexico
(Cibola County)

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The location of Bluewater

Welcome to Bluewater ...

So far, we have found very little information about Bluewater. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Bluewater to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Bluewater, please Contact Us.

Bluewater would have been located within present day Cibola County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Bluewater is 6,630 feet [2,021 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Bluewater is 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Bluewater was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Bluewater would have been located in the (505) area code.

Communities near Bluewater ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Bluewater and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Acomita Lake   [Map]   ---   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Continental Divide   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Grants   [Map]   9,011   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Milan   [Map]   3,644   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
North Acomita Village   [Map]   ---   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Prewitt   [Map]   ---   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Bluewater.

Communities Also Named Bluewater ...

While we believe that this Bluewater is located in Cibola County, we know of another 3 New Mexico communities named Bluewater. Those communities are located in the following counties: Lincoln, McKinley and Valencia County.

Beyond New Mexico, there are 6 communities that are also named Bluewater - they are located in Arizona, California and Ontario.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Bluewater. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bluewater.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Bluewater:

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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 Bluewater, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bluewater - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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- Bluewater) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluewater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2550, Longitude: -107.9856     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bluewater have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bluewater.

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