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Old Hachita, New Mexico

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Welcome to Old Hachita ...

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

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

Old Hachita would have been located within present day Grant County<2>.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Old Hachita is 4,840 feet [1,475 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Old Hachita is about 1 mile [or ~1½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Old Hachita was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Old Hachita, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Old Hachita would have been located in the (575) area code.

Communities near Old Hachita ...

We have created a list of 6 communities that are near Old Hachita.

  • Windmill [Hidalgo County]
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    • Windmill [Hidalgo County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Old Hachita
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  • Separ [Grant County]
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    • Separ [Grant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Old Hachita
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  • Animas [Hidalgo County]
  • Cotton City [Hidalgo County]
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    • Cotton City [Hidalgo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Old Hachita
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lordsburg [Hidalgo County]
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    • Lordsburg [Hidalgo County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Old Hachita
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,341 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lordsburg<5>
  • Rodeo [Hidalgo County]

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Old Hachita. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Old Hachita.

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

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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 Old Hachita, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Grant, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Old Hachita - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Old Hachita) 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 Old Hachita. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Old HachitaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Hachita. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9138, Longitude: -108.4279    
<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 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.






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