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The location of Melena

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Melena.

This page contains six sections:

Around Melena ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Roswell. It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the southwest of Melena. Roswell has a population of 48,200 people.<1>

The next largest community is Artesia. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the south of Melena and has a population of 12,200 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Dexter   [Map]   1,264   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Elida   [Map]   185   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Hagerman   [Map]   1,244   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lake Arthur   [Map]   433   S   37 miles [59.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Bluewater   [Map]     W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Picacho   [Map]     W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Tinnie   [Map]     W   49 miles [78.9 km]

For more communities neighboring Melena, please visit our County-by-County Page for Melena.

Chaves County ...

Melena is located in Chaves County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chaves County: DeBaca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Otero & Roosevelt.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Melena ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Melena.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Melena.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Melena. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Melena. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of New Mexico

    New Mexico Tourism
    Parks for New Mexico

    Fishing in New Mexico
    Hunting in New Mexico


National Park Service (NPS) sites in New Mexico

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in New Mexico

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in New Mexico

Airports Near Melena ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Melena.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roswell Industrial Airport(ROW/KROW)   [Map]   ROW   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Artesia Muni.(ICAO: KATS)   [Map]   ATS   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Sierra Blanca Rgnl.(ICAO: KSRR)   [Map]   SRR   W   65 miles [104.6 km]
Cavern City Air Terminal(CNM/KCNM)   [Map]   CNM   S   83 miles [133.6 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Melena.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Melena. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Lubbock Preston Smith Intl. (LBB/KLBB)   [Map]   LBB   E   148 miles [238.2 km]
Albuquerque Intl. (ABQ/KABQ)   [Map]   ABQ   NW   163 miles [262.3 km]
El Paso Intl. (ELP/KELP)   [Map]   ELP   SW   166 miles [267.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Roswell Industrial Airport(ROW/KROW)   [Map]   ROW   SSW   18 miles [29 km]
Sierra Blanca Rgnl.(ICAO: KSRR)   [Map]   SRR   W   65 miles [104.6 km]
Cavern City Air Terminal(CNM/KCNM)   [Map]   CNM   S   83 miles [133.6 km]
Clovis Muni. (CVN/KCVN)   [Map]   CVN   NE   97 miles [156.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Artesia Muni.(ICAO: KATS)   [Map]   ATS   S   47 miles [75.6 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Lubbock Preston Smith Intl.   (LBB/KLBB)   [Map]
        Website for Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Albuquerque Intl.   (ABQ/KABQ)   [Map]
        Website for Albuquerque International - Sunport Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
El Paso Intl.   (ELP/KELP)   [Map]
        Website for El Paso International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Roswell Industrial Airport   (ROW/KROW)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Sierra Blanca Rgnl.   (ICAO: KSRR)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cavern City Air Terminal   (CNM/KCNM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Clovis Muni.   (CVN/KCVN)   [Map]
        Website for Clovis Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Artesia Muni.   (ICAO: KATS)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Cities, Towns and Villages of New Mexico

About Chaves County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chaves County: www.co.chaves.nm.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Melena.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Melena. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Melena) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Melena. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5429, Longitude: -104.3980     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Melena have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Melena), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Melena.