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Hillsboro, New Mexico

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Welcome to Hillsboro ...

Hillsboro is located in southwest New Mexico.

Hillsboro is located in Sierra County<1>.

Hillsboro is 5,250 feet [1,600 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Hillsboro is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Hillsboro is within the boundaries of the (575) area code.

The ZIP code for Hillsboro: 88042<3>

Communities Also Named Hillsboro ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 34 communities that are also named Hillsboro - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Hillsboro ...

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

  • Lake Valley [Sierra County] - Historic
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    • Lake Valley [Sierra County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Hillsboro
  • Arrey [Sierra County]
  • Caballo [Sierra County]
  • Las Palomas [Sierra County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Las Palomas
    • Las Palomas [Sierra County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Hillsboro
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Las Palomas
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Garfield [Dona Ana County]
    • Williamsburg [Sierra County]
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      • Williamsburg [Sierra County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the northeast of Hillsboro
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<5>
    • Truth or Consequences [Sierra County]
    • Cuchillo [Sierra County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuchillo
      • Cuchillo [Sierra County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Hillsboro
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuchillo
    • Mimbres [Grant County]
    • Nutt [Luna County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutt
      • Nutt [Luna County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the south of Hillsboro

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hillsboro ...

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

Adding Hillsboro to Our Gazetteer ...

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

We also found Hillsboro on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1920).

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Sierra, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hillsboro - 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 Hillsboro). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hillsboro 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- Hillsboro) 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 Hillsboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HillsboroOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hillsboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9203, Longitude: -107.5694    
<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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