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Gila, New Mexico

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Welcome to Gila ...

Gila is located in southwest New Mexico.

Gila is located in Grant County<1>.

Gila is 4,550 feet [1,387 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Gila is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel west from Gila (for example, toward Clifton (AZ)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Gila lies within the (575) area code.

The ZIP code for Gila: 88038<3>

Communities Also Named Gila ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Gila - they are located in Illinois and Missouri.

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

Communities near Gila ...

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

  • Buckhorn (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Little Walnut Village (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Walnut Village
    • Little Walnut Village lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Gila and is located in Grant County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Walnut Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Walnut Village
  • Pinos Altos (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinos Altos
    • Pinos Altos was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the east of Gila and is located in Grant County
  • Pinos Altos (21 miles [33.8 km] to the east)
  • Redrock (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
  • Silver City (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
    • Silver City lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the southeast of Gila and is located in Grant County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,390 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver City<5>
  • Mule Creek (24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Arenas Valley (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arenas Valley
    • Arenas Valley lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the southeast of Gila and is located in Grant County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arenas Valley
  • Central (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
    • Central lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Gila and is located in Grant County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
  • Fort Bayard (27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gila ...

Looking for more information about Gila? 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 Gila, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gila.

Adding Gila to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gila 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 Gila was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Gila on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1925).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Gila

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Grant, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gila - 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 Gila). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gila 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gila) 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 Gila. 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 GilaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gila. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9646, Longitude: -108.5774    
<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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