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Our Genealogy Helper for Torreon ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Torreon (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Torreon. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Torreon is located in Torrance County.

To see how the shape of New Mexico's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Torrance County: Bernalillo, Guadalupe, Lincoln, San Miguel, Santa Fe, Socorro & Valencia.

Below are the counties that are near Torreon. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Torreon:

  • Torrance County     (The home county of Torreon)
    • Tajique [Torrance County]
    • Manzano [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manzano
      • Manzano [Torrance County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Torreon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manzano have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manzano
    • Estancia [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estancia
      • Estancia [Torrance County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Torreon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estancia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estancia<2>
    • Mountainair [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainair
      • Mountainair [Torrance County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Torreon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 871 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountainair
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountainair<2>
    • McIntosh [Torrance County]
    • Willard [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willard
      • Willard [Torrance County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Torreon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 239 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willard<2>
    • Abo [Torrance County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abo
      • Abo [Torrance County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Torreon
    • Moriarty [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moriarty
      • Moriarty [Torrance County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Torreon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,841 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moriarty have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moriarty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moriarty<2>
    • Clines Corners [Torrance County]
  • Bernalillo County
    • Chilili [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilili
      • Chilili [Bernalillo County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Torreon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilili have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilili
    • Ponderosa Pine [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa Pine
      • Ponderosa Pine [Bernalillo County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Torreon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa Pine
    • Carnuel [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carnuel
      • Carnuel [Bernalillo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Torreon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carnuel have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carnuel
    • Monticello [Bernalillo County]
    • Tijeras [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tijeras
      • Tijeras [Bernalillo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Torreon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tijeras have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tijeras
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tijeras<2>
    • Isleta Pueblo [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isleta Pueblo
      • Isleta Pueblo [Bernalillo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Torreon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isleta Pueblo
    • Isleta [Bernalillo County]
    • Cedar Crest [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Crest
      • Cedar Crest [Bernalillo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Torreon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Crest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cedar Crest<2>
    • Canada Village [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canada Village
      • Canada Village [Bernalillo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Torreon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canada Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canada Village
    • Canoncito [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canoncito
      • Canoncito [Bernalillo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Torreon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canoncito
    • Mesa Village [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa Village
      • Mesa Village [Bernalillo County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Torreon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mesa Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mesa Village
    • South Valley [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Valley
      • South Valley [Bernalillo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Torreon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Valley
    • Hoffmantown [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffmantown
      • Hoffmantown [Bernalillo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Torreon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffmantown
  • Sandoval County
    • Placitas [Sandoval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Placitas
      • Placitas [Sandoval County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Torreon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Placitas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Placitas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Placitas<2>
  • Santa Fe County
    • Edgewood [Santa Fe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewood
      • Edgewood [Santa Fe County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Torreon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,092 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<2>
    • Stanley [Santa Fe County]
  • Socorro County
  • Valencia County
    • Meadow Lake [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lake
      • Meadow Lake [Valencia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Torreon
      • 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
    • Rio Communities North [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Communities North
      • Rio Communities North [Valencia County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Torreon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Communities North
    • Peralta [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peralta
      • Peralta [Valencia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Torreon
      • Estimated population in 2015: 3,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peralta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peralta<2>
    • Valencia [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valencia
      • Valencia [Valencia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Torreon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valencia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valencia
    • Bosque Farms [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bosque Farms
      • Bosque Farms [Valencia County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Torreon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,851 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bosque Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bosque Farms
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bosque Farms<2>
    • Tome [Valencia County]
    • Los Lunas [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Lunas
      • Los Lunas [Valencia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Torreon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,282 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Lunas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Lunas<2>
    • Rio Communities [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Communities
      • Rio Communities [Valencia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Torreon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rio Communities have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Communities
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rio Communities<2>
    • Belen [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belen
      • Belen [Valencia County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Torreon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,496 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belen<2>
    • Casa Colorada [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Colorada
      • Casa Colorada [Valencia County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Torreon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Colorada
    • Jarales [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarales
      • Jarales [Valencia County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Torreon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jarales have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jarales
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jarales<2>
    • Bosque [Valencia County]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Torreon, see our County-by-County Page for Torreon.

Newspapers Published in Torreon ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Torreon.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Torreon, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Torreon.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Torreon:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from New Mexico

Cemeteries Near Torreon ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Torreon.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Torreon covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • San Antonio Catholic Church Cemetery
  • Torreon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Torreon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Torreon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torreon Cemetery
  • Old Tajique Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Tajique Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Tajique Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Tajique Cemetery
  • Tajique Catholic Church Cemetery
  • Campo Santo Cemetery
  • Manzano Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Manzano Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Manzano Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manzano Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Manzano Hills Cemetery
    • Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Cemetery
    • Garland Cemetery
    • Mt. Calvary Cemetery
    • Punta de Agua Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Punta de Agua Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Punta de Agua Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Punta de Agua Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Torreon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Punta de Agua Cemetery
    • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church Cemetery
    • Bosque Peak Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bosque Peak Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bosque Peak Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bosque Peak Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Torreon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bosque Peak Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #37962<4>
    • La Cienega Mission Cemetery
    • Kayser - Eastview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Kayser - Eastview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kayser - Eastview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Kayser - Eastview Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Torreon.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kayser - Eastview Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38147<4>

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Torreon in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Torreon.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Torreon, with the one closest to Torreon listed first.

  • Peralta [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peralta
    • Peralta [Valencia County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Torreon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • Estimated population in 2015: 3,585 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Peralta had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peralta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peralta<2>
  • Tome [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tome
    • Tome [Valencia County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Torreon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tome had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tome
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tome<2>
  • Isleta [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isleta
    • Isleta [Bernalillo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Torreon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Isleta had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isleta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Isleta<2>
  • Los Lunas [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Lunas
    • Los Lunas [Valencia County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Torreon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 178 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,282 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Los Lunas had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Lunas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Los Lunas<2>
  • Barr [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barr
    • Barr [Bernalillo County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Torreon
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Barr had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barr have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barr
  • Belen [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belen
    • Belen [Valencia County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Torreon
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 153 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,496 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Belen had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belen<2>
  • Pajarito [Bernalillo County] - Historic
    • While Pajarito was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pajarito
    • Pajarito [Bernalillo County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Torreon
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pajarito had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pajarito have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Torreon. See our List of 1890's Communities around Torreon.

Mentions & References for Torreon

Find a Community in New Mexico

About Torrance County

About New Mexico

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Torreon. 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>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- Torreon) 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 Torreon. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TorreonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Torreon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7223, Longitude: -106.2986       In this case, the coordinates for Torreon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 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>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 Torreon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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