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1890 Communities Near Ruidoso Downs ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Ruidoso Downs in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Ruidoso Downs.

  • Bonito [Lincoln County]
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    • Bonito [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Ruidoso Downs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 88 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bonito had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Fort Stanton [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • While Fort Stanton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
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    • Fort Stanton [Lincoln County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Ruidoso Downs
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 253 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fort Stanton had a post office and no railroad service
  • Lincoln [Lincoln County]
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    • Lincoln [Lincoln County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Ruidoso Downs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 352 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Nogal [Lincoln County]
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    • Nogal [Lincoln County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Ruidoso Downs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 93 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Nogal had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nogal<3>
  • Picacho [Lincoln County]
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    • Picacho [Lincoln County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Ruidoso Downs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Picacho had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Picacho<3>
  • Ruidoso [Lincoln County]
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    • Ruidoso [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Ruidoso Downs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,061 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ruidoso had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruidoso
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruidoso<3>
  • White Oaks [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • While White Oaks was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
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    • White Oaks [Lincoln County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Ruidoso Downs
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 385 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, White Oaks had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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The official website for Ruidoso Downs: www.ruidosodowns.us/

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 Ruidoso Downs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ruidoso Downs) 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 Ruidoso Downs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ruidoso DownsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruidoso Downs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3320, Longitude: -105.5960       In this case, the coordinates for Ruidoso Downs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.




 

 

 


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