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Virden, New Mexico

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Welcome to Virden ...

The village of Virden is located in Hidalgo County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Virden has a population of 129 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Virden.

Virden is 3,770 feet [1,149 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Virden is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Note: While Virden is in the Mountain Time Zone and observes daylight saving time, the area just to the west is in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not..

Virden is located in the (575) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Virden had an population of 129 people. This is a decrease of 15.13% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Virden had a population of 152 people. This makes Virden the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 152 people, the population of Virden increased 6.29% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 143 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Virden.

Communities Also Named Virden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Virden - they are located in Illinois, Kentucky, Manitoba, Montana and Washington.

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

Communities near Virden ...

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

  • Duncan [Greenlee County]
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    • Duncan [Greenlee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Virden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 788 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncan<6>
  • Franklin [Greenlee County]
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    • Franklin [Greenlee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Virden
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  • Sheldon [Greenlee County]
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    • Sheldon [Greenlee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Virden
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  • Redrock [Grant County]
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    • York [Greenlee County]
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      • York [Greenlee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Virden
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    • Guthrie [Greenlee County]
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      • Guthrie [Greenlee County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Virden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guthrie
    • Buckhorn [Grant County]
    • Cliff [Grant County]
    • Lordsburg [Hidalgo County]
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      • Lordsburg [Hidalgo County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Virden
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,398 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lordsburg<6>
    • Shakespeare [Hidalgo County] - Historic
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      • Shakespeare [Hidalgo County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Virden
      • Former name for Shakespeare:
      • Ralston City

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Virden ...

Looking for more information about Virden? 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 Virden, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Virden.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hidalgo County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Hidalgo, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Virden.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Virden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Virden) 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 Virden. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Virden

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Virden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6889, Longitude: -109.0015       In this case, the coordinates for Virden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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