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Our Genealogy Helper for Manzano ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Manzano (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 Manzano. 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.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Manzano is located in Torrance 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 Torrance County: Bernalillo, Guadalupe, Lincoln, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Socorro & Valencia.

Below are the counties that are near Manzano. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Manzano:

  • Torrance County     (The home county of Manzano)
    • Torreon [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torreon
      • Torreon [Torrance County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Manzano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Torreon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torreon
    • Tajique [Torrance County]
    • Mountainair [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainair
      • Mountainair [Torrance County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Manzano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 871 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountainair
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountainair<3>
    • Abo [Torrance County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abo
      • Abo [Torrance County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Manzano
    • Estancia [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estancia
      • Estancia [Torrance County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Manzano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estancia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estancia<3>
    • Willard [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willard
      • Willard [Torrance County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Manzano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 239 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willard<3>
    • McIntosh [Torrance County]
    • Moriarty [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moriarty
      • Moriarty [Torrance County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Manzano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,841 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moriarty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moriarty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moriarty<3>
  • Bernalillo County
    • Chilili [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilili
      • Chilili [Bernalillo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Manzano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilili have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilili
    • Ponderosa Pine [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa Pine
      • Ponderosa Pine [Bernalillo County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Manzano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa Pine
    • Isleta Pueblo [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isleta Pueblo
      • Isleta Pueblo [Bernalillo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Manzano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isleta Pueblo
    • Isleta [Bernalillo County]
    • Carnuel [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carnuel
      • Carnuel [Bernalillo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Manzano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carnuel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carnuel
    • Monticello [Bernalillo County]
    • Canada Village [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canada Village
      • Canada Village [Bernalillo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Manzano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canada Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canada Village
    • Tijeras [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tijeras
      • Tijeras [Bernalillo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Manzano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tijeras have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tijeras
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tijeras<3>
    • Cedar Crest [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Crest
      • Cedar Crest [Bernalillo County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Manzano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Crest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Crest<3>
    • Sandia Park [Bernalillo County]
    • Albuquerque [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albuquerque
      • Albuquerque [Bernalillo County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Manzano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 562,540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albuquerque
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albuquerque<3>
    • Los Ranchos de Albuquerque [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
      • Los Ranchos de Albuquerque [Bernalillo County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Manzano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
  • Santa Fe County
    • Edgewood [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Santa Fe County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Manzano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,092 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<3>
    • Stanley [Santa Fe County]
  • Socorro County
    • Veguita [Socorro County]
    • Contreras [Socorro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Contreras
      • Contreras [Socorro County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Manzano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Contreras
    • Las Nutrias [Socorro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Las Nutrias
      • Las Nutrias [Socorro County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Manzano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Las Nutrias
    • Abeytas [Socorro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abeytas
      • Abeytas [Socorro County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Manzano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abeytas
    • Claunch [Socorro County]
  • Valencia County
    • Meadow Lake [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lake
      • Meadow Lake [Valencia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Manzano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lake
    • Rio Communities North [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Communities North
      • Rio Communities North [Valencia County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Manzano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Communities North
    • Valencia [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valencia
      • Valencia [Valencia County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Manzano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valencia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valencia
    • Rio Communities [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Communities
      • Rio Communities [Valencia County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Manzano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rio Communities have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Communities
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rio Communities<3>
    • Tome [Valencia County]
    • Peralta [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peralta
      • Peralta [Valencia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Manzano
      • Estimated population in 2015: 3,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peralta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peralta<3>
    • Casa Colorada [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Colorada
      • Casa Colorada [Valencia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Manzano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Colorada
    • Jarales [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarales
      • Jarales [Valencia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Manzano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jarales have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarales
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jarales<3>
    • Bosque Farms [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bosque Farms
      • Bosque Farms [Valencia County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Manzano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,851 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bosque Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bosque Farms
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bosque Farms<3>
    • Los Lunas [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Lunas
      • Los Lunas [Valencia County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Manzano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Lunas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Lunas<3>
    • Belen [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belen
      • Belen [Valencia County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Manzano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,496 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belen<3>
    • Bosque [Valencia County]

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

Newspapers Published in Manzano ...

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 159 newspapers that have been published in the area around Manzano.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Manzano, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Manzano.

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 Manzano:

  • 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 Manzano ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Manzano.

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

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

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

  • Tome [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tome
    • Tome [Valencia County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Manzano
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tome had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tome
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tome<3>
  • Peralta [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peralta
    • Peralta [Valencia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Manzano
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • Estimated population in 2015: 3,585 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Peralta had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peralta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peralta<3>
  • Los Lunas [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Lunas
    • Los Lunas [Valencia County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Manzano
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 178 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,282 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Los Lunas had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Lunas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Lunas<3>
  • Belen [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belen
    • Belen [Valencia County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Manzano
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 153 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,496 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Belen had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belen<3>
  • Isleta [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isleta
    • Isleta [Bernalillo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Manzano
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Isleta had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isleta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Isleta<3>
  • Sabinal [Socorro County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabinal
    • Sabinal [Socorro County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Manzano
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sabinal had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sabinal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sabinal
  • Barr [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barr
    • Barr [Bernalillo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Manzano
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Barr had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barr have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barr

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Mexico

About Torrance County

About New Mexico

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

The official website for Torrance County: www.torrancecountynm.org/

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' (or 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- Manzano) 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 Manzano. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ManzanoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Manzano. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6467, Longitude: -106.3450       In this case, the coordinates for Manzano have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Manzano, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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