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Welcome to Garfield ...

Garfield is located in southwest New Mexico.

Garfield is located in Dona Ana County<1>.

Garfield is 4,100 feet [1,250 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Garfield is about ¾ mile [or 1¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Garfield lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Garfield is within the (575) area code.

The ZIP code for Garfield: 87936<3>

Communities Also Named Garfield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 48 communities that are also named Garfield - they are located in Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Prince Edward Island, Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Garfield.

Communities near Garfield ...

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

  • Hatch [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatch
    • Hatch [Dona Ana County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Garfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,678 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatch have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatch<6>
  • Salem [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
    • Salem [Dona Ana County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Garfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<6>
  • Arrey [Sierra County]
  • Rincon [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rincon
    • Rincon [Dona Ana County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Garfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rincon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rincon
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Caballo [Sierra County]
    • Nutt [Luna County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutt
      • Nutt [Luna County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Garfield
    • Lake Valley [Sierra County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Valley
      • Lake Valley [Sierra County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Garfield
    • Tonuco [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonuco
      • Tonuco [Dona Ana County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Garfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonuco have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonuco
    • Hillsboro [Sierra County]
    • Las Palomas [Sierra County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Las Palomas
      • Las Palomas [Sierra County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the north of Garfield
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Las Palomas

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 Garfield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Garfield.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Garfield. 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 Garfield.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Garfield ...

Looking for more information about Garfield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Garfield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Garfield.

Adding Garfield to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Garfield 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 Garfield was on a map titled Map of New Mexico (from Rand McNally, 1951).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New Mexico

About Dona Ana County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dona Ana County: www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Dona Ana, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Garfield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Garfield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Garfield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Garfield) 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 Garfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GarfieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Garfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7571, Longitude: -107.2648    
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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