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Welcome to Steins ...

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

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


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

The pronunciation of Steins: STEENS<3>

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

The community of Steins was previously named Stein's Pass. Going back to its beginning, Steins was originally named Doubtful Canyon. For more information about the names of Steins, see The Names of Steins on our Genealogy Page.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Steins is 4,340 feet [1,323 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Steins is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel west from Steins, you will soon 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 Steins still existed, it would have been in the (575) area code.

Adding Steins to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Steins in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Steins elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Steins on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Steins ...

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

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

Communities near Steins ...

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

  • Lordsburg [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lordsburg
    • Lordsburg [Hidalgo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Steins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,398 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lordsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lordsburg<6>
  • Cotton City [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton City
    • Cotton City [Hidalgo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Steins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton City
  • San Simon [Cochise County]
  • Shakespeare [Hidalgo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shakespeare
    • Shakespeare [Hidalgo County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Steins
    • Former name for Shakespeare:
    • Ralston City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Animas [Hidalgo County]
    • Portal [Cochise County]
    • Paradise [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Cochise County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Steins
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Camp Bowie [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Bowie
      • Camp Bowie [Cochise County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the west of Steins
    • Fort Bowie [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Bowie
      • Fort Bowie [Cochise County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the west of Steins
    • Rodeo [Hidalgo 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 Steins. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Steins.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Mexico

About Hidalgo County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Steins, 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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Steins. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Steins - 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 from Point A (ie- Steins) 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 Steins. 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 Steins

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2288, Longitude: -108.9896    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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