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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 Tonuco, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Tonuco 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 Tonuco:
    • 32.590564, -106.995726
    • 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 Tonuco
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tonuco ...

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.

  • Four Points [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Points
    • Four Points [Dona Ana County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Tonuco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Points
  • Hatch [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatch
    • Hatch [Dona Ana County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Tonuco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,678 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hatch<3>
  • Hersey Place [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hersey Place
    • Hersey Place [Dona Ana County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Tonuco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hersey Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hersey Place
  • Hill [Dona Ana County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill
    • Hill [Dona Ana County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Tonuco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Nutt [Luna County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nutt
      • Nutt [Luna County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Tonuco
    • Organ [Dona Ana County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Organ
      • Organ [Dona Ana County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Tonuco
    • Radium Springs [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Radium Springs
      • Radium Springs [Dona Ana County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Tonuco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Radium Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Radium Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Radium Springs<3>
    • Spaceport City [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spaceport City
      • Spaceport City [Dona Ana County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Tonuco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spaceport City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spaceport City
    • University Park [Dona Ana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University Park
      • University Park [Dona Ana County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Tonuco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University Park

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Tonuco. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Clyde William Tombaugh     (Astronomer, discoverer of Pluto)
      • Astronomer, discoverer of Pluto. He was born in Streator (IL) on February 4, 1906 (a Sunday) and died in Las Cruces (NM) on January 17, 1997 (a Friday) at the age of 90. The body was cremated.
      • Las Cruces is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Tonuco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clyde William Tombaugh<4>
    • Cora Witherspoon     (Actress)

How Far From Tonuco to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Las Cruces, which is the Seat of Dona Ana County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Tonuco to Las Cruces, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 221 miles [355.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,726 miles [2,777.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 98 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,347 miles [11,823.9 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 8,104 miles [13,042.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,010 miles [9,672.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Dona Ana County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Dona Ana County: www.co.dona-ana.nm.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tonuco) 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 Tonuco. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TonucoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tonuco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5906, Longitude: -106.9957       In this case, the coordinates for Tonuco have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Tonuco 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 327.127 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.995 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.536 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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