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Welcome to Velarde ...

Velarde is located in north central New Mexico.

Velarde is located in Rio Arriba County<1>.

Velarde is 5,760 feet [1,756 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Velarde is about 1 mile [or 1¾ km] above sea level.

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

The ZIP code for Velarde: 87582<3>

Communities Also Named Velarde ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Velarde - it's located in Pennsylvania.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Velarde.

Communities near Velarde ...

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

  • Espanola (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Espanola
    • Espanola lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Velarde and is located in Rio Arriba County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,981 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Espanola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Espanola<5>
  • Dixon (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Los Luceros (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Luceros
    • Los Luceros lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southwest of Velarde and is located in Rio Arriba County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Luceros
  • Apodaca (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apodaca
    • Apodaca lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the east of Velarde and is located in Rio Arriba County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apodaca
  • Estaca (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Estaca
    • Estaca lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Velarde and is located in Rio Arriba County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Estaca
  • La Villita (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Villita
    • La Villita lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Velarde and is located in Rio Arriba County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Villita
  • Alcalde (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Chamita (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chamita
    • Chamita lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Velarde and is located in Rio Arriba County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chamita
  • Ohkay Owingeh (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ohkay Owingeh
    • Ohkay Owingeh lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Velarde and is located in Rio Arriba County
    • Former name for Ohkay Owingeh:
    • San Juan Pueblo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ohkay Owingeh
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ohkay Owingeh<5>
  • San Juan (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Juan
    • San Juan lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Velarde and is located in Rio Arriba County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Juan

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 Velarde. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Velarde.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Velarde. 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 Velarde.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Velarde ...

Looking for more information about Velarde? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Velarde, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Velarde.

Adding Velarde to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Velarde in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Velarde was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Velarde on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Velarde on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Velarde

Visit our Community Index for New Mexico

About Rio Arriba County

About New Mexico

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

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 Rio Arriba, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Velarde - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Velarde). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Velarde or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Velarde) 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 Velarde. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VelardeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Velarde. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1677, Longitude: -105.9684    
<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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