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Our Genealogy Helper for Rutheron ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Rutheron (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 Rutheron. 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.

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 doctors 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.

Rutheron is located in Rio Arriba 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 Rio Arriba County: Archuleta (CO), Conejos (CO), Los Alamos, Mora, San Juan, Sandoval, Santa Fe & Taos.

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

  • Rio Arriba County     (The home county of Rutheron)
    • Los Ojos [Rio Arriba County]
    • Brazos [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brazos
      • Brazos [Rio Arriba County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutheron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brazos
    • Chama [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chama
      • Chama [Rio Arriba County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Rutheron
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 976 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chama
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chama<2>
    • Cebolla [Rio Arriba County]
    • Lobato [Rio Arriba County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lobato
      • Lobato [Rio Arriba County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Rutheron
    • Monero [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monero
      • Monero [Rio Arriba County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutheron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monero
    • Canjilon [Rio Arriba County]
    • Lumberton [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberton
      • Lumberton [Rio Arriba County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutheron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberton
    • Dulce [Rio Arriba County]
    • Llaves [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Llaves
      • Llaves [Rio Arriba County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Rutheron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Llaves
    • Sublette [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sublette
      • Sublette [Rio Arriba County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutheron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sublette
    • Navajo [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navajo
      • Navajo [Rio Arriba County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutheron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navajo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo
    • Vallecitos [Rio Arriba County]
  • Taos County
  • Archuleta County (CO)
    • Chromo [Archuleta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chromo
      • Chromo [Archuleta County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutheron
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chromo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chromo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chromo<2>
  • Conejos County (CO)
    • Cumbres [Conejos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumbres
      • Cumbres [Conejos County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutheron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumbres
    • Osier [Conejos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osier
      • Osier [Conejos County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutheron
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osier

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

Newspapers Published in Rutheron ...

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 9 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rutheron.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rutheron, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rutheron.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Rutheron:

  • 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 Colorado
    • Stories from New Mexico

Cemeteries Near Rutheron ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rutheron.

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

  • Rutheron Cemetery
  • Chama Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chama Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chama Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Chama Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Rutheron.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chama Cemetery
  • Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cedar Grove Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutheron.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove Cemetery
  • Canjilon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Canjilon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Canjilon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Canjilon Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Rutheron.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canjilon Cemetery
  • Gomez Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gomez Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gomez Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gomez Cemetery lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutheron.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gomez Cemetery
  • Martinez Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Martinez Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Martinez Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Martinez Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutheron.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinez Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Wirt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wirt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wirt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wirt Cemetery lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutheron.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wirt Cemetery
    • Tusas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tusas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tusas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tusas Cemetery lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Rutheron.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tusas 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.<4>

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

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

  • Tierra Amarilla [Rio Arriba County] - Historic
    • While Tierra Amarilla was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tierra Amarilla
    • Tierra Amarilla [Rio Arriba County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Rutheron
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 137 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tierra Amarilla had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tierra Amarilla have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Willow Creek [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Creek
    • Willow Creek [Rio Arriba County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Rutheron
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Willow Creek had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Creek
  • Chama [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chama
    • Chama [Rio Arriba County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Rutheron
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 420 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 976 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chama had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chama
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chama<2>
  • Lobato [Rio Arriba County] - Historic
    • While Lobato was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lobato
    • Lobato [Rio Arriba County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Rutheron
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lobato had railroad service and no post office
  • Monero [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monero
    • Monero [Rio Arriba County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutheron
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 43 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Monero had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monero
  • Amargo [Rio Arriba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amargo
    • Amargo [Rio Arriba County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutheron
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 133 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Amargo had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amargo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amargo
  • Continue List ...
    • Cumbres [Conejos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cumbres
      • Cumbres [Conejos County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutheron
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cumbres had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cumbres
    • Chromo [Archuleta County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chromo
      • Chromo [Archuleta County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutheron
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chromo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chromo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chromo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chromo<2>
    • Toltec [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toltec
      • Toltec [Rio Arriba County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutheron
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Toltec had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toltec have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toltec
    • Dulce [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dulce
      • Dulce [Rio Arriba County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutheron
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dulce had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dulce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dulce<2>
    • Sublette [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sublette
      • Sublette [Rio Arriba County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Rutheron
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sublette had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sublette
    • Navajo [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navajo
      • Navajo [Rio Arriba County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Rutheron
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Navajo had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navajo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rutheron. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rutheron.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rutheron) 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 Rutheron. 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 RutheronOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rutheron. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7182, Longitude: -106.6119    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Rutheron, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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