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Monument, New Mexico

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Welcome to Monument ...

Monument is located in southeast New Mexico.

Monument is located in Lea County.

Monument is 3,600 feet [1,097 m] above sea level.<1> In other words, the altitude of Monument is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

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

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

Monument is located in the (575) area code.

Communities near Monument ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Monument and not the distance if driven.<2>.

Community   2016<3>
Air Base City   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Eunice   [Map]   3,022   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Hillburn City   [Map]   ---   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hobbs   [Map]   38,143   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Humble City   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jones City   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Monument.

Communities Also Named Monument ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Monument - they are located in Colorado, Kansas, New Brunswick, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2) and Utah.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Monument.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Monument. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Monument.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Monument:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Monument ...

Looking for more information about Monument? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Monument, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Monument.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' is a very useful tool for people who might be planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Monument. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Monument - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Monument. 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 Monument

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monument. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6241, Longitude: -103.2650     [Map].

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Monument.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Monument.