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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 Mesilla Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mesilla Park and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Mesilla Park:
    • 32.274924, -106.766213
    • 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 Mesilla Park
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Dona Ana County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Dona Ana County
    • Since Mesilla Park is near El Paso County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for El Paso County
  • 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 Mesilla Park ...

We have found one communities that share the name Mesilla Park.

Within New Mexico, the name Mesilla Park is unique.

Beyond New Mexico, there is another community also named Mesilla Park in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Texas
      • Gray County
      • This Mesilla Park is located in Gray County and lies 403 miles [648.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mesilla Park that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesilla Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gray County community of Mesilla Park.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mesilla Park ...

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.

  • Anthony [Dona Ana County]
  • Four Points [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Points
    • Four Points [Dona Ana County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Mesilla Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Points have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Points
  • Hill [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill
    • Hill [Dona Ana County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mesilla Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill
  • Mesquite [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesquite
    • Mesquite [Dona Ana County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Mesilla Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mesquite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesquite
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesquite<2>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Organ [Dona Ana County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Organ
      • Organ [Dona Ana County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mesilla Park
    • Radium Springs [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radium Springs
      • Radium Springs [Dona Ana County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Mesilla Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radium Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radium Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radium Springs<2>
    • Spaceport City [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spaceport City
      • Spaceport City [Dona Ana County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mesilla Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spaceport City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spaceport City
    • University Park [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Park
      • University Park [Dona Ana County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Mesilla Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Park

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 Mesilla Park. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Clyde William Tombaugh     (Astronomer, discoverer of Pluto)
      • Astronomer, discoverer of Pluto. He was born in Streator (IL) on February 4, 1906 (a Sunday) and died in Las Cruces (NM) on January 17, 1997 (a Friday) at the age of 90. The body was cremated.
      • Las Cruces is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Mesilla Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clyde William Tombaugh<4>
    • Cora Witherspoon     (Actress)

How Far From Mesilla Park 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 Mesilla Park to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Las Cruces, which is the Seat of Dona Ana County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 239 miles [384.6 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could drive a straight line from Mesilla Park to Santa Fe, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,722 miles [2,771.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 98 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,358 miles [11,841.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,114 miles [13,058.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,018 miles [9,685 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New Mexico

About Dona Ana County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dona Ana County: www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mesilla Park) 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 Mesilla Park. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mesilla ParkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mesilla Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2749, Longitude: -106.7662    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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>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.
<6>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 Mesilla Park to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 326.905 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.695 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.43 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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