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Our Genealogy Helper for Valencia ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Valencia (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 Valencia. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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.

Valencia is located in Valencia 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 Valencia County: Bernalillo, Cibola, Socorro & Torrance.

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

  • Valencia County     (The home county of Valencia)
    • Peralta [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peralta
      • Peralta [Valencia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
      • Estimated population in 2015: 3,585 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peralta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peralta<2>
    • Los Lunas [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Lunas
      • Los Lunas [Valencia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Valencia
      • 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>
    • Bosque Farms [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bosque Farms
      • Bosque Farms [Valencia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
      • 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]
    • Rio Communities North [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Communities North
      • Rio Communities North [Valencia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Valencia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Communities North
    • Meadow Lake [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Lake
      • Meadow Lake [Valencia County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Valencia
      • 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 [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Communities
      • Rio Communities [Valencia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Valencia
      • 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Valencia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,496 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belen<2>
    • Jarales [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarales
      • Jarales [Valencia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Valencia
      • 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>
    • Casa Colorada [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Colorada
      • Casa Colorada [Valencia County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Valencia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casa Colorada
    • Bosque [Valencia County]
  • Bernalillo County
    • Isleta Pueblo [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isleta Pueblo
      • Isleta Pueblo [Bernalillo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isleta Pueblo
    • Isleta [Bernalillo County]
    • South Valley [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Valley
      • South Valley [Bernalillo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
      • 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
    • Martinez Town [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinez Town
      • Martinez Town [Bernalillo County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinez Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinez Town
    • Old Town [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Bernalillo County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Albuquerque [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albuquerque
      • Albuquerque [Bernalillo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 562,540 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albuquerque
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albuquerque<2>
    • Canada Village [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canada Village
      • Canada Village [Bernalillo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Valencia
      • 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
    • Mesa Village [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mesa Village
      • Mesa Village [Bernalillo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Valencia
      • 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
    • Carnuel [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carnuel
      • Carnuel [Bernalillo County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Valencia
      • 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
    • Hoffmantown [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoffmantown
      • Hoffmantown [Bernalillo County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoffmantown
    • Monticello [Bernalillo County]
    • Ponderosa Pine [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponderosa Pine
      • Ponderosa Pine [Bernalillo County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Valencia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponderosa Pine
    • Los Ranchos de Albuquerque [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
      • Los Ranchos de Albuquerque [Bernalillo County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
  • Cibola County
  • Sandoval County
    • Bernalillo [Sandoval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bernalillo
      • Bernalillo [Sandoval County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,865 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bernalillo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bernalillo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bernalillo<2>
    • Placitas [Sandoval County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Placitas
      • Placitas [Sandoval County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Valencia
      • 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 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Valencia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,092 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edgewood<2>
  • Socorro County
    • Veguita [Socorro County]
    • Contreras [Socorro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Contreras
      • Contreras [Socorro County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Valencia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Contreras
    • Las Nutrias [Socorro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Las Nutrias
      • Las Nutrias [Socorro County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Valencia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Las Nutrias
    • Abeytas [Socorro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abeytas
      • Abeytas [Socorro County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Valencia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abeytas
    • San Acacia [Socorro County]
  • Torrance County
    • Manzano [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manzano
      • Manzano [Torrance County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Valencia
      • 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
    • Tajique [Torrance County]
    • Torreon [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Torreon
      • Torreon [Torrance County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Valencia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Torreon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Torreon
    • Abo [Torrance County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abo
      • Abo [Torrance County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Valencia
    • Mountainair [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainair
      • Mountainair [Torrance County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Valencia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 871 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountainair
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountainair<2>
    • Estancia [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estancia
      • Estancia [Torrance County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Valencia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estancia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Estancia<2>
    • McIntosh [Torrance County]
    • Moriarty [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moriarty
      • Moriarty [Torrance County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Valencia
      • 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>
    • Willard [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willard
      • Willard [Torrance County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Valencia
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 239 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willard<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Valencia ...

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 164 newspapers that have been published in the area around Valencia.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Valencia, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Valencia.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Valencia:

  • 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 Valencia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Valencia.

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 Valencia covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

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 Valencia in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Valencia.

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

  • Peralta [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peralta
    • Peralta [Valencia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
    • 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>
  • Los Lunas [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Lunas
    • Los Lunas [Valencia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Valencia
    • 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>
  • Tome [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tome
    • Tome [Valencia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Valencia
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
    • 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>
  • Belen [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belen
    • Belen [Valencia County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Valencia
    • 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>
  • Barr [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barr
    • Barr [Bernalillo County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
    • 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
  • Continue List ...
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
      • 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.
    • Rio Puerco [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rio Puerco
      • Rio Puerco [Valencia County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Valencia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rio Puerco had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rio Puerco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rio Puerco
    • Sabinal [Socorro County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabinal
      • Sabinal [Socorro County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Valencia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sabinal had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sabinal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sabinal
    • Albuquerque [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albuquerque
      • Albuquerque [Bernalillo County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,518 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 562,540 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Albuquerque had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albuquerque
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albuquerque<2>
    • Alameda [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alameda
      • Alameda [Bernalillo County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Alameda had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alameda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alameda<2>

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

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About Valencia County

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

The official website for Valencia County: www.co.valencia.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Valencia) 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 Valencia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ValenciaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valencia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7995, Longitude: -106.7003       In this case, the coordinates for Valencia 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 Valencia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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