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Our Genealogy Helper for Nutt ...

So far, we have found very little information about Nutt. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Nutt to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Nutt, please Contact Us.


We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Nutt (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 Nutt. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Nutt is historic, it would have been located within present day Luna 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 Luna County: Dona Ana, Grant, Hidalgo & Sierra.

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

  • Luna County     (The home county of Nutt)
    • Deming [Luna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deming
      • Deming [Luna County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Nutt
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,983 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deming
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deming<3>
    • Old Town [Luna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Luna County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Nutt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
  • Dona Ana County
    • Hatch [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatch
      • Hatch [Dona Ana County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Nutt
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,678 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatch<3>
    • Garfield [Dona Ana County]
    • Salem [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem
      • Salem [Dona Ana County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Nutt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salem have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Salem<3>
    • Rincon [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rincon
      • Rincon [Dona Ana County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Nutt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rincon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rincon
    • Tonuco [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonuco
      • Tonuco [Dona Ana County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Nutt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonuco have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonuco
    • Radium Springs [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radium Springs
      • Radium Springs [Dona Ana County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the east of Nutt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radium Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radium Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radium Springs<3>
    • Dona Ana [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dona Ana
      • Dona Ana [Dona Ana County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east of Nutt
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dona Ana have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dona Ana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dona Ana<3>
    • Fairacres [Dona Ana County]
  • Grant County
    • Mimbres [Grant County]
    • Hurley [Grant County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurley
      • Hurley [Grant County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the west of Nutt
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,175 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurley<3>
  • Sierra County
    • Lake Valley [Sierra County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Valley
      • Lake Valley [Sierra County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Nutt
    • Arrey [Sierra County]
    • Hillsboro [Sierra County]
    • Caballo [Sierra County]
    • Williamsburg [Sierra County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Sierra County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the north of Nutt
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<3>
    • Truth or Consequences [Sierra County]

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

Newspapers Published in Nutt ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Nutt.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Nutt, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Nutt.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Nutt:

  • 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 Nutt ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Nutt.

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

  • Ft. Cummings Cemetery
  • Cooks Peak Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cooks Peak Cemetery
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Cooks Peak Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<6>
    • Cooks Peak Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Nutt.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooks Peak Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38010<5>
  • Hatch Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hatch Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hatch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hatch Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Nutt.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatch Cemetery
  • Placitas Hill Cemetery
  • Rodey Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rodey Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rodey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rodey Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Nutt.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodey Cemetery
  • Rincon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rincon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rincon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rincon Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Nutt.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rincon Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Lewis Flats Cemetery
    • Caballo Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Caballo Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Caballo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Caballo Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Nutt.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caballo Cemetery
    • Desert Lawn Memorial Gardens
    • Mountain View Cemetery
    • Holy Cross Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.

While we didn't find Nutt in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Nutt.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Nutt, with the one closest to Nutt listed first.

  • Lake Valley [Sierra County] - Historic
    • While Lake Valley was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Valley
    • Lake Valley [Sierra County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Nutt
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lake Valley had a post office and railroad service
  • Hatch [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatch
    • Hatch [Dona Ana County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Nutt
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,678 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hatch had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatch<3>
  • Rincon [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rincon
    • Rincon [Dona Ana County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Nutt
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 147 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Rincon had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rincon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rincon
  • Hillsboro [Sierra County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsboro
    • Hillsboro [Sierra County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Nutt
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 511 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Hillsboro had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsboro<3>
  • Tonuco [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonuco
    • Tonuco [Dona Ana County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Nutt
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tonuco had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonuco have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonuco
  • Kingston [Sierra County] - Historic
    • While Kingston was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingston
    • Kingston [Sierra County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Nutt
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 633 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kingston had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingston have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

Mentions & References for Nutt

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Mexico

About Luna County

About New Mexico

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Nutt, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Nutt) 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 Nutt. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from NuttOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nutt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5753, Longitude: -107.4514    
<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 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>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.
<6>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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