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Our Genealogy Helper for Carrizo ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Carrizo (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 Carrizo. 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.

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 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.

Carrizo 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 Carrizo. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Carrizo:

  • Otero County     (The home county of Carrizo)
    • Mescalero [Otero County]
    • Bent [Otero County]
    • Cloudcroft [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloudcroft
      • Cloudcroft [Otero County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Carrizo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 704 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloudcroft
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloudcroft<2>
    • Mountain Park [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Park
      • Mountain Park [Otero County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Carrizo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
    • Tularosa [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tularosa
      • Tularosa [Otero County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Carrizo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tularosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tularosa<2>
    • High Rolls [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Rolls
      • High Rolls [Otero County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Carrizo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Rolls
    • La Luz [Otero County]
    • Hortonville [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hortonville
      • Hortonville [Otero County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Carrizo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hortonville
    • Mayhill [Otero County]
    • Alamogordo [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamogordo
      • Alamogordo [Otero County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Carrizo
      • 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<2>
    • Sacramento [Otero County]
    • Weed [Otero County]
  • Lincoln County
    • Hollywood [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Carrizo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
    • Alpine Cellars Village [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine Cellars Village
      • Alpine Cellars Village [Lincoln County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Carrizo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine Cellars Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine Cellars Village
    • Ruidoso [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruidoso
      • Ruidoso [Lincoln County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Carrizo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,061 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso<2>
    • Ruidoso Downs [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruidoso Downs
      • Ruidoso Downs [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Carrizo
      • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso Downs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso Downs<2>
    • Alto [Lincoln County]
    • Sierra Vista [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sierra Vista
      • Sierra Vista [Lincoln County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Carrizo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sierra Vista
    • Bonito [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonito
      • Bonito [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Carrizo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonito
    • Glencoe [Lincoln County]
    • Capitan [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capitan
      • Capitan [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Carrizo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capitan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Capitan<2>
    • Nogal [Lincoln County]
    • Fort Stanton [Lincoln County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Stanton
      • Fort Stanton [Lincoln County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Carrizo
    • Lincoln [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
      • Lincoln [Lincoln County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Carrizo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Carrizozo [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrizozo
      • Carrizozo [Lincoln County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Carrizo
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 950 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrizozo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrizozo<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Carrizo ...

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 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carrizo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carrizo, there are papers which were published within 31 miles [49.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carrizo.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Carrizo:

  • 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 Carrizo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carrizo.

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 Carrizo covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Forest Lawn Cemetery
  • Whitetail Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Whitetail Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Whitetail Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Whitetail Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Carrizo.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitetail Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38512<4>
  • Blazer Cemetery
  • Blazers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blazers Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blazers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Blazers Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Carrizo.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blazers Cemetery
  • Stetson Cemetery
  • Mescalero Indian Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Ruidoso-Hondo Valley Memorial Park
    • West - Box Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West - Box Cemetery
      • West - Box Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Carrizo.
      • West - Box Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Pioneer Little Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West - Box 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Carrizo.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walters Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38504<4>
    • San Ysidro Mission Church Cemetery
    • Glencoe Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glencoe Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glencoe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Glencoe Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Carrizo.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glencoe Cemetery
    • Coe Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coe Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Coe Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Carrizo.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coe Cemetery
    • Nogal Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nogal Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nogal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Nogal Cemetery lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Carrizo.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nogal 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 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Carrizo.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sixteen Springs Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Carrizo in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Carrizo.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Carrizo, with the one closest to Carrizo listed first.

  • Ruidoso [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruidoso
    • Ruidoso [Lincoln County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Carrizo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,061 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ruidoso had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso<2>
  • Bonito [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonito
    • Bonito [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Carrizo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 88 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bonito had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonito
  • Nogal [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nogal
    • Nogal [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Carrizo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 93 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Nogal had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nogal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nogal<2>
  • Fort Stanton [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • While Fort Stanton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Stanton
    • Fort Stanton [Lincoln County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Carrizo
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 253 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Stanton had a post office and no railroad service
  • Lincoln [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
    • Lincoln [Lincoln County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Carrizo
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 352 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln

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

Mentions & References for Carrizo

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About Otero County

About New Mexico

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carrizo. 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>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- Carrizo) 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 Carrizo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CarrizoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carrizo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2830, Longitude: -105.7055    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.
<5>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 Carrizo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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