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Vaughn, New Mexico

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Our Genealogy Helper for Vaughn ...

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 Vaughn (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 Vaughn. 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 southwest 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 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 west 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.

Vaughn is located in Guadalupe 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 Guadalupe County: DeBaca, Lincoln, Quay, San Miguel & Torrance.

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

  • Guadalupe County     (The home county of Vaughn)
    • Pastura [Guadalupe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pastura
      • Pastura [Guadalupe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Vaughn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pastura
    • Santa Rosa [Guadalupe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Rosa
      • Santa Rosa [Guadalupe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Vaughn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,625 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santa Rosa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Santa Rosa<2>
  • DeBaca County
  • Lincoln County
    • Corona [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corona
      • Corona [Lincoln County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Vaughn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corona<2>
  • Torrance County
    • Encino [Torrance County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Encino
      • Encino [Torrance County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Vaughn
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 79 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Encino
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Encino<2>
    • Cedarvale [Torrance County]
    • Clines Corners [Torrance County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Vaughn ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vaughn.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Vaughn. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Vaughn and those printed in the larger area surrounding Vaughn.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 37 miles [59.5 km] of Vaughn.

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 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 Vaughn:

  • 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 Vaughn ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vaughn.

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

  • Evergreen Cemetery
  • Duran Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Duran Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Duran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Duran Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Vaughn.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duran Cemetery
  • Duran Cemetery
  • Hindi Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hindi Cemetery
    • Hindi Cemetery lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Vaughn.
    • Hindi Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Hindi Family Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hindi Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38115<4>
  • Guadalupe Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Guadalupe Cemetery
    • The Guadalupe Cemetery is located outside and to the southwest of Encino.Guadalupe Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Vaughn.
    • Guadalupe Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Encino Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guadalupe Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38096<4>
  • Encino Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

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

Mentions & References for Vaughn

Communities in New Mexico

About Guadalupe County

About New Mexico

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

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vaughn) 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 Vaughn. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VaughnOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vaughn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6017, Longitude: -105.2052    
<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:






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