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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Carrizo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Carrizo and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Carrizo:
    • 33.282950, -105.705483
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Carrizo
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Otero County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Otero County
    • Since Carrizo is near Lincoln County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Lincoln County
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Carrizo ...

We have found three communities that share the name Carrizo.

Within New Mexico, the name Carrizo is unique.

Beyond New Mexico, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Apache County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Carrizo [Apache County].
      • Gila County
      • This Carrizo is located in Gila County and lies 267 miles [429.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Carrizo that is located in Otero County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrizo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gila County community of Carrizo.
    • Texas
      • Zapata County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Carrizo [Zapata County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carrizo ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Double Crossing [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Crossing
    • Double Crossing [Lincoln County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Carrizo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Double Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Crossing
  • High Rolls [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Rolls
    • High Rolls [Otero County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Carrizo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Rolls
  • Lincoln [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln
    • Lincoln [Lincoln County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northeast of Carrizo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
  • Mountain Park [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Park
    • Mountain Park [Otero County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the south of Carrizo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Polly [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polly
      • Polly [Lincoln County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Carrizo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polly
    • Silver Springs [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Springs
      • Silver Springs [Otero County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Carrizo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Springs
    • Sun Valley [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Valley
      • Sun Valley [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Carrizo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Valley
    • Three Rivers [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Rivers
      • Three Rivers [Otero County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the west of Carrizo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Rivers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Rivers

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Carrizo. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

How Far From Carrizo to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Carrizo to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Carrizo and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Alamogordo, which is the Seat of Otero County and lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Carrizo to Alamogordo, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 165 miles [265.5 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,638 miles [2,636.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 93 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,266 miles [11,693.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,022 miles [12,910.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,925 miles [9,535.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Otero County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Carrizo could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' 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, 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    
<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>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Carrizo to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 326.277 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.051 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.857 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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