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Shakespeare, New Mexico

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Welcome to Shakespeare ...

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

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

Shakespeare was located in southwest New Mexico.

Shakespeare would have been located within present day Hidalgo County<2>.

We don't have a date for the establishment of Shakespeare.

The community of Shakespeare was previously named Ralston City. Going back to its beginning, Shakespeare was originally named Mexican Springs. For more information about the names of Shakespeare, see The Names of Shakespeare on our Genealogy Page.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Shakespeare is 4,460 feet [1,359 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Shakespeare is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel west from Shakespeare, 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.

If Shakespeare still existed, it would have been in the (575) area code.

Communities Also Named Shakespeare ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Shakespeare - it's located in Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shakespeare.

Communities near Shakespeare ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shakespeare.

  • Steins [Hidalgo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steins
    • Steins [Hidalgo County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Shakespeare
    • Former name for Steins:
    • Stein's Pass
  • Cotton City [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton City
    • Cotton City [Hidalgo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Shakespeare
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton City
  • Separ [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Separ
    • Separ [Grant County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the southeast of Shakespeare
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Separ
  • Redrock [Grant County]
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    • Windmill [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windmill
      • Windmill [Hidalgo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<4> to the south of Shakespeare
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windmill
    • Animas [Hidalgo County]
    • San Simon [Cochise County]
    • Virden [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virden
      • Virden [Hidalgo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Shakespeare
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virden have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virden
    • Duncan [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Greenlee County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Shakespeare
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 774 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<6>
    • Portal [Cochise 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 Shakespeare. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shakespeare.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shakespeare. 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 Shakespeare.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 Shakespeare, 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 Hidalgo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shakespeare - 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- Shakespeare) 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 Shakespeare. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShakespeareOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shakespeare. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3259, Longitude: -108.7383    
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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