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Our Genealogy Helper for Boles Acres ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Boles Acres (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Boles Acres. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Boles Acres ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

While the name of this community is Boles Acres, be aware that it's the common practice of mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names<1>. So Boles Acres may originally have been Bole's Acres.

Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Boles Acres might be written as Bole Acres.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Boles Acres is located in Otero County.

To see how the shape of New Mexico's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Otero County: Chaves, Dona Ana, Eddy, Lincoln, Sierra, Culberson (TX) & Hudspeth (TX).

Below are the counties that are near Boles Acres. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Boles Acres:

  • Otero County     (The home county of Boles Acres)
    • Alamogordo [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamogordo
      • Alamogordo [Otero County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Boles Acres
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alamogordo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamogordo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamogordo<4>
    • Sunspot [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunspot
      • Sunspot [Otero County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Boles Acres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunspot
    • La Luz [Otero County]
    • High Rolls [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Rolls
      • High Rolls [Otero County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Boles Acres
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Boles Acres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
    • Cloudcroft [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloudcroft
      • Cloudcroft [Otero County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Boles Acres
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 704 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloudcroft
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloudcroft<4>
    • Tularosa [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tularosa
      • Tularosa [Otero County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north of Boles Acres
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tularosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tularosa<4>
    • Timberon [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberon
      • Timberon [Otero County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Boles Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Timberon<4>
    • Sacramento [Otero County]
    • Bent [Otero County]
    • Hortonville [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hortonville
      • Hortonville [Otero County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Boles Acres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hortonville
    • Mescalero [Otero County]
    • Weed [Otero County]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Boles Acres, see our County-by-County Page for Boles Acres.

Newspapers Published in Boles Acres ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Boles Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Boles Acres, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Boles Acres.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Boles Acres:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from New Mexico

Cemeteries Near Boles Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Boles Acres.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Boles Acres covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Monte Vista Cemetery
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery
  • White Dove of the Desert Cemetery
  • Our Lady of the Light Catholic Cemetery
  • La Luz Community Cemetery
  • Marcia Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Marcia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Marcia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Marcia Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Boles Acres.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcia Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bass Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bass Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bass Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bass Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Boles Acres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bass Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
    • Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Sacred Heart Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Boles Acres.
      • Sacred Heart Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Tularosa Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Carner Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Carner Cemetery
      • Carner Cemetery lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Boles Acres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carner Cemetery
    • James Canyon Cemetery
    • Jeffers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jeffers Cemetery
      • Jeffers Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Boles Acres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeffers Cemetery
    • Walters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Walters Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Boles Acres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walters Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38504<5>
    • Parker Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Parker Cemetery
      • Parker Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Boles Acres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parker Cemetery
    • Sixteen Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sixteen Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sixteen Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sixteen Springs Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Boles Acres.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sixteen Springs Cemetery

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Boles Acres. See our List of 1890's Communities around Boles Acres.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Boles Acres. 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>It's generally believed that possessive apostrophes are removed to prevent confusion on maps where the apostrophe may be confused with a cartographic symbol. While this is generally true, it's not uncommon to find possessive apostrophes in administrative names (such as towns or counties).
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Boles Acres) 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 Boles Acres. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Boles AcresOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boles Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8071, Longitude: -105.9839    
<3>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.
<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 Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.






















 

 

 

 

 


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