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Welcome to Mountain Park ...

Mountain Park is located in Otero County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Mountain Park, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1904.

A typical abbreviation for Mountain Park: Mtn. Park

Mountain Park is 6,700 feet [2,042 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Mountain Park is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

Mountain Park lies within the (575) area code.

Communities Also Named Mountain Park ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 12 communities that are also named Mountain Park - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Florida, Georgia (3), Massachusetts, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2) and Utah.

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

Communities near Mountain Park ...

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

  • Alamogordo
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Alamogordo
    • Alamogordo is located in Otero County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,126 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alamogordo <4>
  • Tularosa
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Cloudcroft
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • La Luz
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Sunspot
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunspot
    • Sunspot is located in Otero County
  • Boles Acres
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boles Acres
    • Boles Acres is located in Otero County
  • Bent
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Mescalero
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
  • Hortonville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hortonville
    • Hortonville is located in Otero County
  • Sacramento
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)

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

We have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mountain Park. See our Newspapers Page for Mountain Park.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mountain Park ...

Looking for more information about Mountain Park? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Mountain Park, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Mountain Park.

Adding Mountain Park to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mountain Park in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Mountain Park was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Mountain Park post office opened in 1904.

We also found Mountain Park on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1925).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mountain Park.

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>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Otero, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mountain Park - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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