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Welcome to Vegas Junction ...

Vegas Junction is located in Guadalupe County<1>.

The location of Vegas Junction has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Vegas Junction: Vegas Jct. (or less commonly used: Vegas Jctn.)

Vegas Junction is 5,350 feet [1,631 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Vegas Junction is 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Vegas Junction lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Vegas Junction: (575)

Communities near Vegas Junction ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Vegas Junction.

  • Santa Rosa (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Rosa
    • Santa Rosa lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Vegas Junction and is located in Guadalupe County
    • 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<5>
  • Colonias (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonias
    • Colonias lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Vegas Junction and is located in Guadalupe County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonias
  • Pastura (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pastura
    • Pastura lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Vegas Junction and is located in Guadalupe County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pastura
  • Dilia (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dilia
    • Dilia lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Vegas Junction and is located in Guadalupe County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dilia
  • Anton Chico (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Upper Anton Chico (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Anton Chico
    • Upper Anton Chico lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Vegas Junction and is located in Guadalupe County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Anton Chico
  • Dahlia (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dahlia
    • Dahlia lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Vegas Junction and is located in Guadalupe County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dahlia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dahlia
  • El Cerrito (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for El Cerrito
    • El Cerrito lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<4> to the northwest of Vegas Junction and is located in San Miguel County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Cerrito
  • Vaughn (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaughn
    • Vaughn lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Vegas Junction and is located in Guadalupe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 395 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaughn<5>
  • Apache Springs (29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apache Springs
    • Apache Springs lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Vegas Junction and is located in San Miguel County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apache Springs

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Vegas Junction. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Vegas Junction.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Vegas Junction. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Vegas Junction.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Vegas Junction. See our Newspapers Page for Vegas Junction.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vegas Junction ...

Looking for more information about Vegas Junction? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Vegas Junction, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Vegas Junction.

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The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Guadalupe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vegas Junction - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Vegas Junction) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vegas Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9764, Longitude: -104.9911       In this case, the coordinates for Vegas Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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