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Our Genealogy Helper for Mountainair ...

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 Mountainair (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 Mountainair. 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.

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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Mountainair is located in Torrance 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 Torrance County: Bernalillo, Guadalupe, Lincoln, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Socorro & Valencia.

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

  • Torrance County     (The home county of Mountainair)
    • Abo [Torrance County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abo
      • Abo [Torrance County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Mountainair
    • Manzano [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manzano
      • Manzano [Torrance County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountainair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manzano have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manzano
    • Willard [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willard
      • Willard [Torrance County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountainair
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 239 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willard<3>
    • Torreon [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torreon
      • Torreon [Torrance County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Mountainair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Torreon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torreon
    • Tajique [Torrance County]
    • Estancia [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estancia
      • Estancia [Torrance County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountainair
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estancia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estancia<3>
    • McIntosh [Torrance County]
    • Cedarvale [Torrance County]
    • Moriarty [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moriarty
      • Moriarty [Torrance County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Mountainair
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,841 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moriarty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moriarty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moriarty<3>
  • Bernalillo County
    • Chilili [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilili
      • Chilili [Bernalillo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Mountainair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilili have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilili
    • Isleta [Bernalillo County]
    • Monticello [Bernalillo County]
    • Tijeras [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tijeras
      • Tijeras [Bernalillo County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Mountainair
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tijeras have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tijeras
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tijeras<3>
  • Santa Fe County
    • Edgewood [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Santa Fe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Mountainair
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,092 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<3>
  • Socorro County
    • Claunch [Socorro County]
    • Veguita [Socorro County]
    • Contreras [Socorro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Contreras
      • Contreras [Socorro County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Mountainair
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Contreras
    • Las Nutrias [Socorro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Las Nutrias
      • Las Nutrias [Socorro County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Mountainair
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Las Nutrias
  • Valencia County
    • Meadow Lake [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lake
      • Meadow Lake [Valencia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountainair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lake
    • Rio Communities North [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Communities North
      • Rio Communities North [Valencia County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountainair
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Communities North
    • Casa Colorada [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Colorada
      • Casa Colorada [Valencia County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Mountainair
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Colorada
    • Rio Communities [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Communities
      • Rio Communities [Valencia County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Mountainair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rio Communities have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Communities
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rio Communities<3>
    • Jarales [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarales
      • Jarales [Valencia County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Mountainair
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jarales have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarales
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jarales<3>
    • Tome [Valencia County]
    • Belen [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belen
      • Belen [Valencia County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Mountainair
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,496 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belen<3>
    • Bosque [Valencia County]
    • Peralta [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peralta
      • Peralta [Valencia County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountainair
      • Estimated population in 2015: 3,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peralta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peralta<3>
    • Bosque Farms [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bosque Farms
      • Bosque Farms [Valencia County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountainair
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,851 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bosque Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bosque Farms
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bosque Farms<3>
    • Los Lunas [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Lunas
      • Los Lunas [Valencia County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountainair
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Lunas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Lunas<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Mountainair ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Mountainair.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Mountainair. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Mountainair and those printed in the larger area surrounding Mountainair.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Mountainair.

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 websites either 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 Mountainair:

  • 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 Mountainair ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Mountainair.

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 Mountainair covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Mountainair ...

While our initial data about Mountainair came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Mountainair 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 Mountainair.

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

Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1920)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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

We have found Mountainair in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Mountainair for more information.

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

Visit our Community Index for New Mexico

About Torrance County

About New Mexico

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

The official website for Torrance County: www.torrancecountynm.org/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mountainair) 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 Mountainair. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MountainairOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountainair. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5193, Longitude: -106.2431    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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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