RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Radium Springs, New Mexico

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other NM
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Radium Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Radium Springs and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Radium Springs:
    • 32.501198, -106.928067
    • 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 Radium Springs
  • 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 Radium Springs ...

We have found one communities that share the name Radium Springs.

Within New Mexico, the name Radium Springs is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Dougherty County
      • This Radium Springs is located in Dougherty County and lies 1,333 miles [2,145.3 km]<1> to the east of the Radium Springs that is located in Dona Ana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radium Springs
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dougherty County community of Radium Springs.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Radium Springs ...

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.

  • Four Points [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Points
    • Four Points [Dona Ana County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Radium Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Points
  • 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>
  • Hersey Place [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hersey Place
    • Hersey Place [Dona Ana County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Radium Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hersey Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hersey Place
  • 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
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • 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
      • 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>
    • Organ [Dona Ana County] - Historic
      • 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
    • 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
    • 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

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 Radium Springs. 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 ...
    • Clyde William Tombaugh     (Astronomer, discoverer of Pluto)
      • Astronomer, discoverer of Pluto. He was born in Streator (IL) on February 4, 1906 (a Sunday) and died in Las Cruces (NM) on January 17, 1997 (a Friday) at the age of 90. The body was cremated.
      • Las Cruces is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Radium Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clyde William Tombaugh<4>
    • Cora Witherspoon     (Actress)

How Far From Radium Springs to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Radium Springs and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Las Cruces, which is the Seat of Dona Ana County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Radium Springs to Las Cruces, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 226 miles [363.7 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 1,724 miles [2,774.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 98 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,350 miles [11,828.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,107 miles [13,047 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,013 miles [9,677 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New Mexico

About Dona Ana County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Radium Springs) 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 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>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.
<6>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 Radium Springs to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 327.062 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.908 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.504 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 19 Jul 2022