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Lincoln, New Mexico

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Welcome to Lincoln ...

Lincoln is located in southeast New Mexico.

Lincoln is located in Lincoln County<1>.

When the people of Lincoln refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lincolnite<2>

Lincoln is 5,700 feet [1,737 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Lincoln is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

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

The area code for Lincoln: (575)

Communities Also Named Lincoln ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 63 communities that are also named Lincoln - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Delaware, Florida (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa (2), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (6), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (3), Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Dakota, Ohio (3), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (3), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah (2), Vermont, Virginia, Washington (3), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Lincoln ...

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

  • Ruidoso [Lincoln County]
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    • Ruidoso [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Lincoln
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,061 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso<5>
  • Ruidoso Downs [Lincoln County]
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    • Ruidoso Downs [Lincoln County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Lincoln
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,631 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruidoso Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso Downs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso Downs<5>
  • Capitan [Lincoln County]
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    • Capitan [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Lincoln
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,457 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capitan have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Capitan<5>
  • Glencoe [Lincoln County]
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    • Fort Stanton [Lincoln County] - Historic
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      • Fort Stanton [Lincoln County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Lincoln
    • Hondo [Lincoln County]
    • Bluewater [Lincoln County]
    • Tinnie [Lincoln County]
    • Arabela [Lincoln County]
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      • Arabela [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Lincoln
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arabela
    • Picacho [Lincoln County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lincoln ...

Looking for more information about Lincoln? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Lincoln, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Lincoln.

Adding Lincoln to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Mexico

About Lincoln County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Lincoln, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Lincoln refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Lincoln may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lincoln - 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' (or 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- Lincoln) 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 Lincoln. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LincolnOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lincoln. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4912, Longitude: -105.3838    
<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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