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Our Genealogy Helper for Lake Arthur ...

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 Lake Arthur (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 Lake Arthur. 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.

Name Variations for Lake Arthur ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Lake Arthur: Lk. Arthur

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Lake Arthur 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 Lake Arthur. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Lake Arthur:

  • Chaves County     (The home county of Lake Arthur)
    • Hagerman [Chaves County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hagerman
      • Hagerman [Chaves County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Lake Arthur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,226 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagerman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hagerman<2>
    • Dexter [Chaves County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dexter
      • Dexter [Chaves County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Lake Arthur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,244 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dexter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dexter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dexter<2>
    • Roswell [Chaves County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roswell
      • Roswell [Chaves County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Lake Arthur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 47,596 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roswell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roswell<2>
  • Eddy County
    • Artesia [Eddy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesia
      • Artesia [Eddy County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Lake Arthur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,214 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Artesia<2>
    • Loco Hills [Eddy County]
    • Hope [Eddy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
      • Hope [Eddy County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lake Arthur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope<2>
    • Carlsbad [Eddy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlsbad
      • Carlsbad [Eddy County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Lake Arthur
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlsbad
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlsbad<2>
  • Lea County

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Lake Arthur ...

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 70 newspapers that have been published in the area around Lake Arthur.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Lake Arthur. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Lake Arthur and those printed in the larger area surrounding Lake Arthur.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Lake Arthur.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Lake Arthur:

  • 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 Lake Arthur ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Lake Arthur.

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 Lake Arthur covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Lake Arthur Cemetery
  • Hagerman Cemetery
  • Hagerman Masonic Cemetery
  • Lakewood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lakewood Cemetery
    • Lakewood Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Lake Arthur.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood Cemetery
  • Hope South Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hope South Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hope South Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hope South Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lake Arthur.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope South Cemetery
  • Old Lakewood Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Lakewood Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Lakewood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Old Lakewood Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Lake Arthur.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Lakewood Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Hope West Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hope West Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hope West Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hope West Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Lake Arthur.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope West Cemetery
    • South Park Cemetery
    • Seven Rivers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Seven Rivers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Seven Rivers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Seven Rivers Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Lake Arthur.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Rivers Cemetery
    • Memory Lawn Memorial Park
    • McDonald Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McDonald Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McDonald Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McDonald Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Lake Arthur.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McDonald Cemetery

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 Lake Arthur in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Lake Arthur.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Lake Arthur, with the one closest to Lake Arthur listed first.

  • Hope [Eddy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
    • Hope [Eddy County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Lake Arthur
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hope had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope<2>
  • Seven Rivers [Eddy County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Rivers
    • Seven Rivers [Eddy County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Lake Arthur
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 218 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Seven Rivers had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Rivers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Rivers
  • Roswell [Chaves County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roswell
    • Roswell [Chaves County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Lake Arthur
    • 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<2>

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

Mentions & References for Lake Arthur

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Mexico

About Chaves County

About New Mexico

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

The official website for Chaves County: www.co.chaves.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lake Arthur) 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 Lake Arthur. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake ArthurOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Arthur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0003, Longitude: -104.3645    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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: findagrave.com.
<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 Lake Arthur, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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