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Tierra Amarilla, New Mexico

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Welcome to Tierra Amarilla ...

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

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

Tierra Amarilla was located in north central New Mexico.

Tierra Amarilla would have been located within present day Rio Arriba County<2>.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Tierra Amarilla is 7,520 feet [2,292 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Tierra Amarilla is about 1½ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

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

The location where Tierra Amarilla once stood is in the (575) area code.

Communities near Tierra Amarilla ...

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

  • Chama [Rio Arriba County]
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    • Chama [Rio Arriba County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Tierra Amarilla
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 976 people
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  • Cebolla [Rio Arriba County]
  • Canjilon [Rio Arriba County]
  • Lobato [Rio Arriba County] - Historic
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    • Lobato [Rio Arriba County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Tierra Amarilla
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    • Monero [Rio Arriba County]
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      • Monero [Rio Arriba County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the northwest of Tierra Amarilla
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    • Cumbres [Conejos County]
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      • Cumbres [Conejos County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the north of Tierra Amarilla
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    • Osier [Conejos County]
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      • Osier [Conejos County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Tierra Amarilla
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    • Lumberton [Rio Arriba County]
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      • Lumberton [Rio Arriba County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the northwest of Tierra Amarilla
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    • Sublette [Rio Arriba County]
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      • Sublette [Rio Arriba County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<5> to the northeast of Tierra Amarilla
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    • Vallecitos [Rio Arriba 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 Tierra Amarilla. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Tierra Amarilla.

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

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

Adding Tierra Amarilla to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Tierra Amarilla was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Tierra Amarilla on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1920).

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

Mentions & References for Tierra Amarilla

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About Rio Arriba County

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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 Tierra Amarilla, 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 Rio Arriba, 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 Tierra Amarilla - 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- Tierra Amarilla) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tierra Amarilla. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.7003, Longitude: -106.5498       In this case, the coordinates for Tierra Amarilla 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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