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Hagerman, New Mexico

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Our Genealogy Helper for Hagerman ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Hagerman (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Hagerman. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Hagerman is located in Chaves County.

To see how the shape of New Mexico's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chaves County: DeBaca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Otero & Roosevelt.

Below are the counties that are near Hagerman. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Hagerman:

  • Chaves County     (The home county of Hagerman)
    • Dexter [Chaves County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dexter
      • Dexter [Chaves County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Hagerman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,244 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dexter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dexter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dexter<3>
    • Lake Arthur [Chaves County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Arthur
      • Lake Arthur [Chaves County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Hagerman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 422 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Arthur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Arthur<3>
    • Roswell [Chaves County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roswell
      • Roswell [Chaves County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hagerman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,596 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roswell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roswell<3>
  • Eddy County
    • Artesia [Eddy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesia
      • Artesia [Eddy County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Hagerman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,214 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Artesia<3>
    • Loco Hills [Eddy County]
    • Hope [Eddy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
      • Hope [Eddy County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Hagerman
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope<3>
  • Lea County

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Hagerman, see our County-by-County Page for Hagerman.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Hagerman ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Hagerman.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Hagerman. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Hagerman and those printed in the larger area surrounding Hagerman.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 31 miles [49.9 km] of Hagerman.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Hagerman:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from New Mexico

Cemeteries Near Hagerman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Hagerman.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Hagerman covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Hagerman in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Hagerman.

  • Roswell [Chaves County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roswell
    • Roswell [Chaves County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Hagerman
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 343 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,596 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Roswell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roswell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roswell<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Hagerman. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hagerman.

Mentions & References for Hagerman

The Communities of New Mexico

About Chaves County

About New Mexico

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

The official website for Chaves County:

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Hagerman) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hagerman. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HagermanOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hagerman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1140, Longitude: -104.3275    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:
<5>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 Hagerman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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