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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 Garfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Garfield and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Garfield:
    • 32.757054, -107.264845
    • 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 Garfield
  • 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 Garfield ...

We have found 47 communities that share the name Garfield.

Within New Mexico, the name Garfield is unique.

Beyond New Mexico, we know of another 47 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 47 communities, 45 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Benton County
      • This Garfield is located in Benton County and lies 796 miles [1,281 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Garfield.
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Garfield [Fresno County].
      • Kern County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Garfield [Kern County].
    • Colorado
      • Chaffee County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Garfield [Chaffee County].
    • Florida
      • Volusia County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Volusia County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Volusia County community of Garfield.
    • Georgia
      • Emanuel County
      • This Garfield is located in Emanuel County and lies 1,458 miles [2,346.4 km]<1> to the east of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Emanuel County community of Garfield.
    • Idaho
      • Bonner County
      • This Garfield is located in Bonner County and lies 1,166 miles [1,876.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bonner County community of Garfield.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Garfield is located in Jefferson County and lies 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the north northwest of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Garfield.
    • Illinois
      • La Salle County
      • This Garfield is located in La Salle County and lies 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Salle County community of Garfield.
    • Indiana
      • Marion County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Garfield [Marion County].
      • Montgomery County
      • This Garfield is located in Montgomery County and lies 1,239 miles [1,994 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Garfield.
    • Iowa
      • Appanoose County
      • This Garfield is located in Appanoose County and lies 961 miles [1,546.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Appanoose County community of Garfield.
    • Kansas
      • Barton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Garfield [Barton County].
      • Crawford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Garfield [Crawford County].
      • Pawnee County
      • This Garfield is located in Pawnee County and lies 581 miles [935 km]<1> to the northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pawnee County community of Garfield.
    • Kentucky
      • Breckinridge County
      • This Garfield is located in Breckinridge County and lies 1,225 miles [1,971.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Breckinridge County community of Garfield.
    • Louisiana
      • Caddo Parish
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Garfield [Caddo Parish].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Garfield [Aroostook County].
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • This Garfield is located in Frederick County and lies 1,714 miles [2,758.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Garfield.
    • Michigan
      • Saginaw County
      • This Garfield is located in Saginaw County and lies 1,447 miles [2,328.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saginaw County community of Garfield.
      • Wayne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Garfield [Wayne County].
    • Minnesota
      • Douglas County
      • This Garfield is located in Douglas County and lies 1,103 miles [1,775.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Garfield.
    • Missouri
      • Oregon County
      • This Garfield is located in Oregon County and lies 941 miles [1,514.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oregon County community of Garfield.
    • Nebraska
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lincoln County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Garfield.
    • Nevada
      • Mineral County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Garfield [Mineral County].
    • New Jersey
      • Bergen County
      • This Garfield is located in Bergen County and lies 1,903 miles [3,062.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bergen County community of Garfield.
    • New York
      • Rensselaer County
      • This Garfield is located in Rensselaer County and lies 1,955 miles [3,146.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rensselaer County community of Garfield.
    • North Carolina
      • Rowan County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Garfield [Rowan County].
    • North Dakota
      • Garfield #
      • This community is historic<3> and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for Garfield.
    • Ohio
      • Jackson County
      • This Garfield is located in Jackson County and lies 1,440 miles [2,317.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Garfield.
      • Mahoning County
      • This Garfield is located in Mahoning County and lies 1,551 miles [2,496.1 km] to the east northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mahoning County community of Garfield.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Garfield.
    • Oregon
      • Clackamas County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Garfield [Clackamas County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Garfield is located in Allegheny County and lies 1,597 miles [2,570.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Garfield.
      • Berks County
      • This Garfield is located in Berks County and lies 1,799 miles [2,895.2 km] to the east northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berks County community of Garfield.
      • Warren County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Garfield [Warren County].
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Garfield lies 2,502 miles [4,026.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
    • Tennessee
      • Benton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Garfield [Benton County].
    • Texas
      • DeWitt County
      • This Garfield is located in DeWitt County and lies 624 miles [1,004.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeWitt County community of Garfield.
      • Galveston County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Garfield [Galveston County].
      • Travis County
      • This Garfield is located in Travis County and lies 598 miles [962.4 km] to the east southeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Travis County community of Garfield.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Garfield is located in Salt Lake County and lies 613 miles [986.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Garfield.
    • Vermont
      • Lamoille County
      • This Garfield is located in Lamoille County and lies 2,023 miles [3,255.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lamoille County community of Garfield.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Garfield [Fairfax County].
    • Washington
      • Whitman County
      • This Garfield is located in Whitman County and lies 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitman County community of Garfield.
    • West Virginia
      • Jackson County
      • This Garfield is located in Jackson County and lies 1,495 miles [2,406 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Garfield.
    • Wisconsin
      • Portage County
      • This Garfield is located in Portage County and lies 1,261 miles [2,029.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Garfield that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portage County community of Garfield.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Garfield ...

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.

  • Cutter [Sierra County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutter
    • Cutter [Sierra County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Garfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutter have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Elephant Butte [Sierra County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elephant Butte
    • Elephant Butte [Sierra County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Garfield
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,320 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elephant Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elephant Butte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elephant Butte<5>
  • Florida [Luna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florida
    • Florida [Luna County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Garfield
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florida have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florida
  • Hatch [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatch
    • Hatch [Dona Ana County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatch<5>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hersey Place [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hersey Place
      • Hersey Place [Dona Ana County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Garfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hersey Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hersey Place
    • Nutt [Luna County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutt
      • Nutt [Luna County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Garfield
    • Oasis [Sierra County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oasis
      • Oasis [Sierra County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Garfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oasis have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oasis
    • Radium Springs [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radium Springs
      • Radium Springs [Dona Ana County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Garfield
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radium Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radium Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radium Springs<5>
    • Truth or Consequences [Sierra County]

How Far From Garfield 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 Garfield to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Las Cruces, which is the Seat of Dona Ana County and lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Garfield to Las Cruces, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 215 miles [346 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,735 miles [2,792.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,346 miles [11,822.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,103 miles [13,040.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,012 miles [9,675.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- 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 for your convenience: 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    
<2>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 Garfield 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.
<3>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 Garfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Garfield to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 327.355 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.285 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.666 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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