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Spur Lake, New Mexico

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Welcome to Spur Lake ...

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

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

Spur Lake would have been located within present day Catron County<2>.

The location of Spur Lake has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

A typical abbreviation for Spur Lake: Spur Lk.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Spur Lake is 7,680 feet [2,341 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Spur Lake is about 1½ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel west from Spur Lake, 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.

Spur Lake would have been located in the (575) area code.

Communities near Spur Lake ...

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

  • Luna [Catron County]
  • Cruzville [Catron County]
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    • Cruzville [Catron County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Spur Lake
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  • Alpine [Apache County]
  • Apache Creek [Catron County]
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    • Apache Creek [Catron County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Spur Lake
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    • Nutrioso [Apache County]
    • Aragon [Catron County]
    • Reserve [Catron County]
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      • Reserve [Catron County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the south of Spur Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 277 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reserve<6>
    • Eagar [Apache County]
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      • Eagar [Apache County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the west of Spur Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,941 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagar<6>
    • Springerville [Apache County]
    • Blue [Greenlee 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 Spur Lake. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Spur Lake.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Mexico

About Catron County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of New Mexico:

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 Spur Lake, 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 Catron, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Spur Lake - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Spur Lake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spur Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9931, Longitude: -108.8759       In this case, the coordinates for Spur Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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