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Torreon, 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 Torreon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Torreon 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 Torreon:
    • 34.722280, -106.298631
    • 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 Torreon
  • 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 Torreon ...

We have found one communities that share the name Torreon.

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

Beyond New Mexico.

  • Communities Located In New Mexico ...
    • Sandoval County
      • This Torreon is located in Sandoval County and lies 90 miles [144.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Torreon that is located in Torrance County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torreon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sandoval County community of Torreon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Torreon ...

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 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Torreon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Torreon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comanche Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Torreon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glover Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Torreon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Place
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Martin Place [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin Place
      • Martin Place [Torrance County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Torreon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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]<1> to the west of Torreon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Torreon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moorehead Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 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<3>
    • Thunderbird [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thunderbird
      • Thunderbird [Torrance County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Torreon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thunderbird have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thunderbird

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 Torreon. 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.

How Far From Torreon 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 Torreon to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Estancia, which is the Seat of Torrance County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Torreon to Estancia, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 68 miles [109.4 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 1,635 miles [2,631.3 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 7,202 miles [11,590.5 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 7,960 miles [12,810.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,873 miles [9,451.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Mentions & References for Torreon

Visit our Community Index for 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 '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- 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 for our own planning, 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>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 Torreon 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 326.926 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.978 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.084 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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