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Welcome to Monument ...

Monument is located in southeast New Mexico.

Monument is located in Lea County<1>.

Monument is 3,600 feet [1,097 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation 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 within the (575) area code.

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.

Communities near Monument ...

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

  • Hobbs [Lea County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobbs
    • Hobbs [Lea County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Monument
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,339 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobbs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hobbs<4>
  • Eunice [Lea County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eunice
    • Eunice [Lea County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Monument
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,049 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eunice
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eunice<4>
  • Arkansas Junction [Lea County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkansas Junction
    • Arkansas Junction [Lea County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Monument
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkansas Junction
  • Air Base City [Lea County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Air Base City
    • Air Base City [Lea County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north of Monument
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Air Base City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Air Base City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Humble City [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humble City
      • Humble City [Lea County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the north of Monument
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Humble City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Humble City
    • Jones City [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones City
      • Jones City [Lea County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Monument
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones City
    • Maypens [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maypens
      • Maypens [Lea County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the south of Monument
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maypens
    • Lovington [Lea County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovington
      • Lovington [Lea County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the north of Monument
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovington have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lovington<4>
    • Maljamar [Lea County]
    • Denver City [Gaines County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denver City
      • Denver City [Gaines County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Monument
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,883 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denver City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denver City<4>

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

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Monument. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

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

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

The official website for Lea County: www.leacounty.net/

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 Lea, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Monument - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. 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 (or directions), 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MonumentOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monument. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6241, Longitude: -103.2650    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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