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Our Genealogy Helper for Radium Springs ...

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 Radium Springs (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 Radium Springs. 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.

Name Variations for Radium Springs ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Radium Springs: Radium Spgs. (or less commonly used: Radium Spngs. or Radium Sprngs.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 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.

Radium Springs is located in Dona Ana 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 Dona Ana County: Luna, Otero, Sierra & El Paso (TX).

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

  • Dona Ana County     (The home county of Radium Springs)
    • Leasburg [Dona Ana County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leasburg
      • Leasburg [Dona Ana County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hill [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill
      • Hill [Dona Ana County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill
    • Tonuco [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonuco
      • Tonuco [Dona Ana County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Radium Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tonuco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonuco
    • Dona Ana [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dona Ana
      • Dona Ana [Dona Ana County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dona Ana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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>
    • San Ysidro [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Ysidro
      • San Ysidro [Dona Ana County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Ysidro
    • Rincon [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rincon
      • Rincon [Dona Ana County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Radium Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rincon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rincon
    • Fairacres [Dona Ana County]
    • Las Cruces [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Las Cruces
      • Las Cruces [Dona Ana County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 105,096 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Las Cruces
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Las Cruces<3>
    • Spaceport City [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spaceport City
      • Spaceport City [Dona Ana County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spaceport City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spaceport City
    • Mesilla [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesilla
      • Mesilla [Dona Ana County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,844 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesilla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesilla<3>
    • Hatch [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatch
      • Hatch [Dona Ana County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Radium Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,678 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatch<3>
    • Mesilla Park [Dona Ana County]
    • University Park [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Park
      • University Park [Dona Ana County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Park
  • Luna County
    • Nutt [Luna County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutt
      • Nutt [Luna County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Radium Springs
  • Sierra County
  • El Paso County (TX)
    • Anthony [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anthony
      • Anthony [El Paso County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anthony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anthony
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anthony<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Radium Springs ...

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 70 newspapers that have been published in the area around Radium Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Radium Springs, there are papers which were published within 39 miles [62.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Radium Springs.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Radium Springs:

  • 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
    • Stories from Texas

Cemeteries Near Radium Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Radium Springs.

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

  • Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Radium Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery
  • Community Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Community Cemetery
    • Community Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Community 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rincon Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Radium Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rincon Cemetery
  • Odd Fellow Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Odd Fellow Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Odd Fellow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Odd Fellow Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odd Fellow Cemetery
  • St. Joseph 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rodey Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Radium Springs.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodey Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Dona Ana County Cemetery
    • San Albino Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the San Albino Cemetery
      • San Albino Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs.
      • San Albino Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Mesilla Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Albino Cemetery
    • Placitas Hill Cemetery
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hatch Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Radium Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatch Cemetery
    • Tortugas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tortugas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tortugas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tortugas Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tortugas Cemetery
    • Organ Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Organ Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Organ Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Organ Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Radium Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Organ Cemetery
    • St. Josephs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Josephs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Josephs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Josephs Cemetery lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Josephs 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.<5>

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

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

  • Leasburg [Dona Ana County] - Historic
    • While Leasburg was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leasburg
    • Leasburg [Dona Ana County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Leasburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Tonuco [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tonuco
    • Tonuco [Dona Ana County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Radium Springs
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tonuco
  • Dona Ana [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dona Ana
    • Dona Ana [Dona Ana County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dona Ana had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dona Ana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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>
  • Las Cruces [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Las Cruces
    • Las Cruces [Dona Ana County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 105,096 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Las Cruces had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Las Cruces
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Las Cruces<3>
  • Rincon [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rincon
    • Rincon [Dona Ana County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Radium Springs
    • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rincon
  • Mesilla [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesilla
    • Mesilla [Dona Ana County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 137 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,844 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mesilla had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesilla
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesilla<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Mesilla Park [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesilla Park
      • Mesilla Park [Dona Ana County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mesilla Park had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesilla Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesilla Park<3>
    • Hatch [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatch
      • Hatch [Dona Ana County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Radium Springs
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatch<3>
    • Organ [Dona Ana County] - Historic
      • While Organ was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Organ
      • Organ [Dona Ana County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Radium Springs
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Organ had a post office and no railroad service
    • Aden [Dona Ana County] - Historic
      • While Aden was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aden
      • Aden [Dona Ana County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Radium Springs
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Aden had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mesquite [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesquite
      • Mesquite [Dona Ana County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mesquite had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mesquite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesquite
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mesquite<3>
    • Afton [Dona Ana County] - Historic
      • While Afton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Afton
      • Afton [Dona Ana County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Radium Springs
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Afton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Afton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 Radium Springs. See our List of 1890's Communities around Radium Springs.

Mentions & References for Radium Springs

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Mexico

About Dona Ana County

About New Mexico

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

The official website for Dona Ana County: www.co.dona-ana.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Radium Springs) 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 Radium Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Radium SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Radium Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5012, Longitude: -106.9281       In this case, the coordinates for Radium Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<5>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 Radium Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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