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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 Mountain Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mountain 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 Mountain Park:
    • 32.951330, -105.825524
    • 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 Mountain Park
  • 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 Mountain Park ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Mountain Park.

Within New Mexico, the name Mountain Park is unique.

Beyond New Mexico, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twelve communities, eleven are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Mountain Park is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,099 miles [1,768.7 km]<1> to the east of the Mountain Park that is located in Otero County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Mountain Park.
    • Alberta
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alberta community of Mountain Park.
    • Florida
      • Hernando County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Mountain Park [Hernando County].
    • Georgia
      • DeKalb County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Mountain Park [DeKalb County].
      • Fulton County
      • This Mountain Park is located in Fulton County and lies 1,232 miles [1,982.7 km]<1> to the east of the Mountain Park that is located in Otero County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Mountain Park.
      • Gwinnett County
      • This Mountain Park is located in Gwinnett County and lies 1,249 miles [2,010.1 km] to the east of the Mountain Park that is located in Otero County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gwinnett County community of Mountain Park.
    • Massachusetts
      • Hampden County
      • This Mountain Park is located in Hampden County and lies 1,911 miles [3,075.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mountain Park that is located in Otero County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampden County community of Mountain Park.
    • North Carolina
      • Surry County
      • This Mountain Park is located in Surry County and lies 1,433 miles [2,306.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mountain Park that is located in Otero County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Surry County community of Mountain Park.
    • Oklahoma
      • Kiowa County
      • This Mountain Park is located in Kiowa County and lies 412 miles [663 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mountain Park that is located in Otero County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kiowa County community of Mountain Park.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Berks County
      • This Mountain Park is located in Berks County and lies 1,726 miles [2,777.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mountain Park that is located in Otero County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berks County community of Mountain Park.
      • Luzerne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Mountain Park [Luzerne County].
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Mountain Park is located in Davis County and lies 641 miles [1,031.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Mountain Park that is located in Otero County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Mountain Park.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mountain 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.

  • Crisp [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crisp
    • Crisp [Otero County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Mountain Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crisp have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crisp
  • Dunes [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunes
    • Dunes [Otero County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Mountain Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunes
  • 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
  • Marcia [Otero County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcia
    • Marcia [Otero County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Mountain Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marcia have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcia
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Mayhill [Otero County]
    • Silver Springs [Otero County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Springs
      • Silver Springs [Otero County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountain Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Springs
    • 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
    • Weed [Otero County]

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 Mountain 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 ...
    • Jan Clayton     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Tularosa (NM) on August 26, 1917 (a Sunday) and died in West Hollywood (CA) on August 28, 1983 (a Sunday) at the age of 66. She is buried at Fairview Cemetery (Otero County, New Mexico).
      • Tularosa is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Mountain Park.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jan Clayton<6>
    • Bill Bauldin     (Cartoonist)
      • Full name: William Henry Mauldin
      • Cartoonist. He was born in Mountain Park on October 29, 1921 (a Saturday) and died in Newport Beach (CA) on January 22, 2003 (a Wednesday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bill Bauldin<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Alamogordo, which is the Seat of Otero County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mountain Park to Alamogordo, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 188 miles [302.6 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,653 miles [2,660.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 94 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,289 miles [11,730.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,044 miles [12,945.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,947 miles [9,570.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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, 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 for your convenience: 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mountain Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Mountain Park could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Mountain Park to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 326.315 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.06 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.932 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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