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Chilili, New Mexico
(Bernalillo County)

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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 Chilili, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Chilili 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 Chilili:
    • 34.889497, -106.232802
    • 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 Chilili
  • 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 Chilili ...

We have found one communities that share the name Chilili.

There is one other community in New Mexico which is also named Chilili.

Beyond New Mexico.

  • Communities Located In New Mexico ...
    • Santa Fe 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 New Mexico community of Chilili [Santa Fe County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chilili ...

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.

  • Antelope Springs (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope Springs
    • Antelope Springs lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Chilili and is located in Torrance County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope Springs
  • Dunn Place (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunn Place
    • Dunn Place lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Chilili and is located in Torrance County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunn Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn Place
  • Glover Place (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover Place
    • Glover Place lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Chilili and is located in Torrance County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glover Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glover Place
  • Johns Place (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johns Place
    • Johns Place lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Chilili and is located in Torrance County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johns Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johns Place
  • King Place (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King Place
    • King Place lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Chilili and is located in Torrance County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Place
  • Martinez (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinez
    • Martinez lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Chilili and is located in Torrance County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinez have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinez
  • Pine Springs (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Springs
    • Pine Springs lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Chilili and is located in Torrance County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Springs
  • Ponderosa (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa
    • Ponderosa lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Chilili and is located in Bernalillo County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa

How Far From Chilili to ...

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

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

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    • Albuquerque, which is the Seat of Bernalillo County and lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Chilili to Albuquerque, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full 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 56 miles [90.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,628 miles [2,620 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,190 miles [11,571.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,949 miles [12,792.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,862 miles [9,434 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Notable Births & Deaths for Chilili

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About Bernalillo County

About New Mexico

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

The official website for Bernalillo County: www.bernco.gov/

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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Chilili 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chilili) 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 Chilili. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChililiOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chilili. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8895, Longitude: -106.2328       In this case, the coordinates for Chilili have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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.
<5>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 Chilili to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 326.90 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.965 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.04 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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