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Welcome to McAlister ...

McAlister is located in northeast New Mexico.

McAlister is located in Quay County<1>.

McAlister is 4,720 feet [1,439 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of McAlister is about ¾ mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel east from McAlister (for example, toward Bovina (TX)), you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

McAlister is located in the (575) area code.

The ZIP code for McAlister: 88427<3>

Communities near McAlister ...

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

  • House [Quay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for House
    • House [Quay County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of McAlister
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 61 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on House
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for House<5>
  • Weber City [Curry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weber City
    • Weber City [Curry County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of McAlister
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weber City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weber City
  • Ragland [Quay County]
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    • Ragland [Quay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of McAlister
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ragland
  • Melrose [Curry County]
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    • Melrose [Curry County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the southeast of McAlister
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 622 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melrose have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melrose
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melrose<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Taiban [DeBaca County]
    • Saint Vrain [Curry County]
    • Grady [Curry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grady
      • Grady [Curry County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the east of McAlister
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 102 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grady
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grady<5>
    • Fort Sumner [DeBaca County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Sumner
      • Fort Sumner [DeBaca County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<4> to the southwest of McAlister
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 854 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Sumner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Sumner<5>
    • Broadview [Curry County]
    • Tucumcari [Quay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucumcari
      • Tucumcari [Quay County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<4> to the north of McAlister
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,827 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucumcari
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tucumcari<5>

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for McAlister ...

Looking for more information about McAlister? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for McAlister, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for McAlister.

Adding McAlister to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of McAlister 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 McAlister was on a map titled Map of Arizona and New Mexico (from Rand McNally, 1925).

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

Mentions & References for McAlister

Cities, Towns and Villages of New Mexico

About Quay County

About New Mexico

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McAlister. 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 Quay, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around McAlister - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as McAlister). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether McAlister or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- McAlister) 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 McAlister. 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 McAlisterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in McAlister. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6925, Longitude: -103.7765    
<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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