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Our Genealogy Helper for Mountain Park ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Mountain Park (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Mountain Park. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Name Variations for Mountain Park ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Mountain Park: Mtn. Park

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Mountain Park is located in Otero County.

To see how the shape of New Mexico's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Otero County: Chaves, Dona Ana, Eddy, Lincoln, Sierra, Culberson (TX) & Hudspeth (TX).

Below are the counties that are near Mountain Park. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Mountain Park:

  • Otero County     (The home county of Mountain Park)
    • High Rolls [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Rolls
      • High Rolls [Otero County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Mountain Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Rolls
    • Cloudcroft [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloudcroft
      • Cloudcroft [Otero County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Mountain Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 704 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloudcroft
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloudcroft<2>
    • La Luz [Otero County]
    • Alamogordo [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alamogordo
      • Alamogordo [Otero County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Mountain Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,126 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alamogordo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamogordo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamogordo<2>
    • Sunspot [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunspot
      • Sunspot [Otero County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Mountain Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunspot
    • Boles Acres [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boles Acres
      • Boles Acres [Otero County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mountain Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boles Acres
    • Bent [Otero County]
    • Mescalero [Otero County]
    • Tularosa [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tularosa
      • Tularosa [Otero County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountain Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,040 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tularosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tularosa<2>
    • Hortonville [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hortonville
      • Hortonville [Otero County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Mountain Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hortonville
    • Sacramento [Otero County]
    • Mayhill [Otero County]
  • Lincoln County
    • Hollywood [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollywood
      • Hollywood [Lincoln County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollywood
    • Ruidoso Downs [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruidoso Downs
      • Ruidoso Downs [Lincoln County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,631 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruidoso Downs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso Downs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso Downs<2>
    • Alpine Cellars Village [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine Cellars Village
      • Alpine Cellars Village [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Mountain Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpine Cellars Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine Cellars Village
    • Ruidoso [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruidoso
      • Ruidoso [Lincoln County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Mountain Park
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,061 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso<2>
    • Alto [Lincoln County]
    • Glencoe [Lincoln County]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Mountain Park, see our County-by-County Page for Mountain Park.

Newspapers Published in Mountain Park ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mountain Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Mountain Park, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Mountain Park.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Mountain Park:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from New Mexico

Cemeteries Near Mountain Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mountain Park.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Mountain Park covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • White Dove of the Desert Cemetery
  • Our Lady of the Light Catholic Cemetery
  • La Luz Community Cemetery
  • Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery
  • Monte Vista Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Monte Vista Cemetery
    • Monte Vista Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mountain Park.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monte Vista Cemetery
  • Bass Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bass Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bass Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Bass Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Mountain Park.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bass Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Marcia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Marcia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Marcia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Marcia Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Mountain Park.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcia Cemetery
    • James Canyon Cemetery
    • Mescalero Indian Cemetery
    • Sixteen Springs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sixteen Springs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sixteen Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sixteen Springs Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Mountain Park.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sixteen Springs Cemetery
    • Blazer Cemetery
    • Blazers Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blazers Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blazers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Blazers Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Mountain Park.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blazers Cemetery
    • Fairview Cemetery
    • Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sacred Heart Cemetery
      • Sacred Heart Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountain Park.
      • Sacred Heart Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Tularosa Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Walters Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walters Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walters Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Walters Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Mountain Park.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walters Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38504<4>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Mountain Park. See our List of 1890's Communities around Mountain Park.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mountain Park ...

While our initial data about Mountain Park came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Mountain Park in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Mountain Park.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1925)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1951)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Mountain Park. See our Misc Page for Mountain Park for more information.

Visit our Community Index for New Mexico

About Otero County

About New Mexico

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

The official website for Otero County: www.co.otero.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Mountain 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 Mountain Park. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mountain ParkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountain Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9513, Longitude: -105.8255    
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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