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Tajique, New Mexico
(Torrance County)

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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Tajique, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Tajique and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Tajique:
    • 34.752297, -106.287948
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Tajique
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Tajique ...

We have found one communities that share the name Tajique.

There is one other community in New Mexico which is also named Tajique.

Beyond New Mexico.

  • Communities Located In New Mexico ...
    • Valencia County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Tajique [Valencia County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tajique ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Antelope Springs [Torrance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope Springs
    • Antelope Springs [Torrance County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Tajique
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope Springs
  • Comanche Springs [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comanche Springs
    • Comanche Springs [Valencia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Tajique
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comanche Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comanche Springs
  • Glover Place [Torrance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover Place
    • Glover Place [Torrance County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Tajique
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glover Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glover Place
  • King Place [Torrance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King Place
    • King Place [Torrance County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Tajique
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Place
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Martin Place [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin Place
      • Martin Place [Torrance County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Tajique
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin Place
    • Meadow Lake [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lake
      • Meadow Lake [Valencia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Tajique
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Lake
    • Moorehead Place [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorehead Place
      • Moorehead Place [Torrance County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Tajique
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moorehead Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorehead Place
    • Mountainair [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainair
      • Mountainair [Torrance County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Tajique
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 871 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountainair
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountainair<4>
    • Pine Springs [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Springs
      • Pine Springs [Torrance County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of Tajique
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Springs
    • Ponderosa [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa
      • Ponderosa [Bernalillo County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of Tajique
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa
    • Thunderbird [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thunderbird
      • Thunderbird [Torrance County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Tajique
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thunderbird have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thunderbird

How Far From Tajique to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Tajique to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Tajique and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Estancia, which is the Seat of Torrance County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Tajique to Estancia, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 66 miles [106.2 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,634 miles [2,629.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 93 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,200 miles [11,587.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,958 miles [12,807.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,871 miles [9,448.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Notables Page for Tajique

Mentions & References for Tajique

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About Torrance County

About New Mexico

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

The official website for Torrance County: www.torrancecountynm.org/

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Tajique could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>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- Tajique) 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 Tajique. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TajiqueOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tajique. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7523, Longitude: -106.2879    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<6>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Tajique to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 326.922 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.977 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.076 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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