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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 Nutt, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nutt and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Nutt:
    • 32.575252, -107.451355
    • 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 Nutt
  • 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 Nutt ...

We have found two communities that share the name Nutt.

There is one other community in New Mexico which is also named Nutt.

Beyond New Mexico, there is another community also named Nutt in the United States.

  • Communities Located In New Mexico ...
    • Dona Ana County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Nutt [Dona Ana County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Tennessee
      • Lewis County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Nutt [Lewis County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Nutt ...

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.

  • Florida [Luna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florida
    • Florida [Luna County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Nutt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florida have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florida
  • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatch<4>
  • Hersey Place [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hersey Place
    • Hersey Place [Dona Ana County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the east of Nutt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hersey Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hersey Place
  • Oasis [Sierra County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oasis
    • Oasis [Sierra County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north of Nutt
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oasis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oasis
  • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radium Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radium Springs<4>
  • Truth or Consequences [Sierra 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 Nutt. 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 ...
    • Nacio Herb Brown     (Composer)

How Far From Nutt to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Nutt to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<6> community of Nutt once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Nutt and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Deming, which is the Seat of Luna County and lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Nutt to Deming, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 230 miles [370.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,750 miles [2,816.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 69 days and walking would take 100 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,362 miles [11,848 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 8,120 miles [13,067.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,028 miles [9,701.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New Mexico

About Luna County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Nutt 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), 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 for your convenience: 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>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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.
<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 Nutt 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 327.466 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.40 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.767 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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