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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 Valencia, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Valencia and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Valencia:
    • 34.799500, -106.700304
    • 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 Valencia
  • 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 Valencia ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Valencia.

Within New Mexico, the name Valencia is unique.

Beyond New Mexico, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Maricopa County
      • This Valencia is located in Maricopa County and lies 350 miles [563.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Valencia that is located in Valencia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valencia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Maricopa County community of Valencia.
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Valencia is located in Los Angeles County and lies 674 miles [1,084.7 km]<1> to the west of the Valencia that is located in Valencia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valencia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Valencia.
      • Orange County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Valencia [Orange County].
      • San Bernardino County
      • This Valencia is located in San Bernardino County and lies 603 miles [970.4 km] to the west of the Valencia that is located in Valencia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valencia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Bernardino County community of Valencia.
    • Kansas
      • Shawnee County
      • This Valencia is located in Shawnee County and lies 665 miles [1,070.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Valencia that is located in Valencia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valencia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shawnee County community of Valencia.
    • Montana
      • Wheatland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Valencia [Wheatland County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Butler County
      • This Valencia is located in Butler County and lies 1,507 miles [2,425.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Valencia that is located in Valencia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valencia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Valencia.
    • Utah
      • Davis County
      • This Valencia is located in Davis County and lies 508 miles [817.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Valencia that is located in Valencia County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valencia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Valencia.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Valencia ...

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.

  • Comanche Springs [Valencia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comanche Springs
    • Comanche Springs [Valencia County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Valencia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comanche Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comanche Springs
  • Five Points [Bernalillo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Bernalillo County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Fruitvale [Bernalillo County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitvale
    • Fruitvale [Bernalillo County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Valencia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fruitvale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Glover Place [Torrance County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover Place
    • Glover Place [Torrance County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Valencia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glover Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glover Place
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • King Place [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King Place
      • King Place [Torrance County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Valencia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Place
    • 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
    • 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
    • Mission Park [Valencia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Park
      • Mission Park [Valencia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Valencia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Park
    • Mountainview [Bernalillo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainview
      • Mountainview [Bernalillo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Valencia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountainview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountainview

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 Valencia. 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 ...
    • Art 'Golden Boy' Aragon     (Professional boxer, actor)
    • Randy Castillo     (Musician)
    • Alexander Chavez     (Professional boxer)
    • Anthony Grove 'Tony' Hillerman     (Author)
    • Al Hurricane     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Born: Alberto Nelson Sanchez
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Dixon (NM) on July 10, 1936 (a Friday) and died in Albuquerque (NM) on October 22, 2017 (a Sunday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Bernalillo County, New Mexico).
      • Albuquerque is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Valencia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Hurricane<4>
    • Lewis Meltzer     (Screenwriter)
    • George Joseph 'Slim' Summerville     (Actor)
    • Al Unser, Sr.     (Professional race car driver)
      • Professional race car driver. He was born in Albuquerque (NM) on May 29, 1939 (a Monday) and died in Chama (NM) on December 9, 2021 (a Thursday) at the age of 82. He is buried at Sunset Memorial Park (Bernalillo County, New Mexico).
      • Albuquerque is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Valencia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Al Unser, Sr.<4>
    • Bobby Unser     (Professional race car driver)

How Far From Valencia to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Los Lunas, which is the Seat of Valencia County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 73 miles [117.5 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Valencia to Santa Fe, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,655 miles [2,663.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 94 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,210 miles [11,603.4 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 7,969 miles [12,824.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,884 miles [9,469.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Mexico

About Valencia County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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: 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>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Valencia could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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>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 Valencia 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 327.236 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.357 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.287 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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