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Los Alamos, New Mexico
(San Miguel County)

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Welcome to Los Alamos ...

Los Alamos is located in San Miguel County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Los Alamos, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Los Alamos is 6,740 feet [2,054 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Los Alamos is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

Communities Also Named Los Alamos ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New Mexico communities named Los Alamos: This one is located in San Miguel County and the other is located in Los Alamos County.

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

Communities near Los Alamos ...

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

  • Las Vegas [San Miguel County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Las Vegas
    • Las Vegas [San Miguel County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the south of Los Alamos
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,826 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Las Vegas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Las Vegas<5>
  • Sapello [San Miguel County]
  • Loma Parda [Mora County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loma Parda
    • Loma Parda [Mora County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Los Alamos
  • Montezuma [San Miguel County]
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    • Hot Springs [San Miguel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs [San Miguel County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Los Alamos
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
    • Las Vegas Town [San Miguel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Las Vegas Town
      • Las Vegas Town [San Miguel County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Los Alamos
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Las Vegas Town have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Las Vegas Town
    • Watrous [Mora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watrous
      • Watrous [Mora County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Los Alamos
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watrous
    • Golondrinas [Mora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golondrinas
      • Golondrinas [Mora County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Los Alamos
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golondrinas
    • Trout Springs [San Miguel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Springs
      • Trout Springs [San Miguel County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Los Alamos
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Springs
    • Romero [San Miguel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romero
      • Romero [San Miguel County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Los Alamos
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Romero have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romero

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Los Alamos ...

Looking for more information about Los Alamos? 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 Los Alamos, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Los Alamos.

Adding Los Alamos to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Mentions & References for Los Alamos

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About San Miguel County

About New Mexico

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

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including San Miguel, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Los Alamos - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Los Alamos) 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 Los Alamos. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Los AlamosOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Los Alamos. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7317, Longitude: -105.1513       In this case, the coordinates for Los Alamos have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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