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Lake Valley, New Mexico
(Sierra County)

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Welcome to Lake Valley ...

So far, we have found very little information about Lake Valley. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Lake Valley to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Lake Valley, please Contact Us.

Lake Valley was located in southwest New Mexico.

Lake Valley would have been located within present day Sierra County<2>.

A typical abbreviation for Lake Valley: Lake Vly. (or less commonly used: Lake Vally. or Lake Vlly.)

Lake Valley was founded in 1881.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Lake Valley is 5,370 feet [1,637 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Lake Valley is 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Lake Valley was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Lake Valley once stood is in the (575) area code.

Communities Also Named Lake Valley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New Mexico communities named Lake Valley: This one is located in Sierra County and the other is located in San Juan County.

Beyond New Mexico, there are 7 communities that are also named Lake Valley - they are located in California, Indiana, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Saskatchewan and Tennessee.

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

Communities near Lake Valley ...

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

  • Nutt [Luna County] - Historic
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    • Nutt [Luna County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Lake Valley
  • Hillsboro [Sierra County]
  • Arrey [Sierra County]
  • Garfield [Dona Ana County]
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    • Salem [Dona Ana County]
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      • Salem [Dona Ana County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the east of Lake Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<5>
    • Hatch [Dona Ana County]
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      • Hatch [Dona Ana County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the east of Lake Valley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,678 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatch have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatch<5>
    • Caballo [Sierra County]
    • Old Town [Luna County]
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      • Old Town [Luna County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the southwest of Lake Valley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mimbres [Grant County]
    • Las Palomas [Sierra County]
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      • Las Palomas [Sierra County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Lake Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Las Palomas

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

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

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

Adding Lake Valley to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Valley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 from Point A (ie- Lake Valley) 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 Lake Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake ValleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7186, Longitude: -107.5670    
<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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