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Welcome to Fort Stanton ...

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

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


Fort Stanton was located in southeast New Mexico.

Fort Stanton would have been located within present day Lincoln County<2>.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Stanton: Ft. Stanton

While the community is gone, the present day location for Fort Stanton is 6,220 feet [1,896 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Fort Stanton is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

The location where Fort Stanton once stood is in the (575) area code.

Communities near Fort Stanton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fort Stanton.

  • Ruidoso [Lincoln County]
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    • Ruidoso [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Fort Stanton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,061 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso<5>
  • Ruidoso Downs [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruidoso Downs
    • Ruidoso Downs [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Fort Stanton
    • 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso Downs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso Downs<5>
  • Capitan [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capitan
    • Capitan [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Fort Stanton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,457 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capitan have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Capitan<5>
  • Glencoe [Lincoln County]
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    • Lincoln [Lincoln County]
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      • Lincoln [Lincoln County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Fort Stanton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln
    • Alto [Lincoln County]
    • Bonito [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonito
      • Bonito [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Fort Stanton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonito
    • Nogal [Lincoln County]
    • Sierra Vista [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sierra Vista
      • Sierra Vista [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Fort Stanton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sierra Vista
    • Alpine Cellars Village [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine Cellars Village
      • Alpine Cellars Village [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Fort Stanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine Cellars Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine Cellars Village

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Stanton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Stanton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Stanton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fort Stanton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Stanton. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Stanton.

Adding Fort Stanton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Stanton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fort Stanton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fort Stanton on our Genealogy Page.

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Mexico

About Lincoln County

About New Mexico

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

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 Fort Stanton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Lincoln, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Stanton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 from Point A (ie- Fort Stanton) 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 Fort Stanton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort StantonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Stanton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4960, Longitude: -105.5245    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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