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(Torrance County)

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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Manzano, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Manzano and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Manzano:
    • 34.646727, -106.345019
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Manzano
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Manzano ...

We have found two communities that share the name Manzano.

There are two communities within New Mexico that are also named Manzano.

Beyond New Mexico.

  • Communities Located In New Mexico ...
    • Bernalillo County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Bernalillo County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bernalillo County community of Manzano.
    • Valencia County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Manzano [Valencia County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Manzano ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Comanche Springs [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comanche Springs
    • Comanche Springs [Valencia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Manzano
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comanche Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comanche Springs
  • Glover Place [Torrance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover Place
    • Glover Place [Torrance County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the north of Manzano
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glover Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glover Place
  • King Place [Torrance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King Place
    • King Place [Torrance County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the north of Manzano
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Place
  • Martin Place [Torrance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin Place
    • Martin Place [Torrance County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Manzano
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Place
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    • Meadow Lake [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lake
      • Meadow Lake [Valencia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Manzano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lake
    • Moorehead Place [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorehead Place
      • Moorehead Place [Torrance County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Manzano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moorehead Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorehead Place
    • Mountainair [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainair
      • Mountainair [Torrance County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> 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<5>
    • Thunderbird [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thunderbird
      • Thunderbird [Torrance County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southwest of Manzano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thunderbird have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thunderbird

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Manzano. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

How Far From Manzano to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Manzano to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Manzano and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Estancia, which is the Seat of Torrance County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Manzano to Estancia, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 74 miles [119.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,640 miles [2,639.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 94 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,208 miles [11,600.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,966 miles [12,820 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,878 miles [9,459.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New Mexico

About Torrance County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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>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.
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Manzano could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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 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, 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).
<4>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.
<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 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.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Manzano to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 326.95 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.999 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.112 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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