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Our Genealogy Helper for Wagon Mound ...

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 Wagon Mound (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 Wagon Mound. 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north 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.

Wagon Mound is located in Mora 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 Mora County: Colfax, Harding, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Santa Fe & Taos.

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

  • Mora County     (The home county of Wagon Mound)
    • Valmora [Mora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valmora
      • Valmora [Mora County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Wagon Mound
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valmora
    • Watrous [Mora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watrous
      • Watrous [Mora County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Wagon Mound
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watrous
    • Ocate [Mora County]
    • Loma Parda [Mora County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loma Parda
      • Loma Parda [Mora County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Wagon Mound
    • Ojo Feliz [Mora County]
    • Los Huerros [Mora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Los Huerros
      • Los Huerros [Mora County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Wagon Mound
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Huerros
    • Golondrinas [Mora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golondrinas
      • Golondrinas [Mora County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Wagon Mound
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golondrinas
    • Rainsville [Mora County]
    • La Cueva [Mora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Cueva
      • La Cueva [Mora County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Wagon Mound
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Cueva
    • Guadalupita [Mora County]
    • Mora [Mora County]
    • Cleveland [Mora County]
  • Colfax County
    • Colmor [Colfax County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colmor
      • Colmor [Colfax County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Wagon Mound
    • Miami [Colfax County]
    • Springer [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springer
      • Springer [Colfax County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Wagon Mound
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springer<2>
    • Cimarron [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cimarron
      • Cimarron [Colfax County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Wagon Mound
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 884 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cimarron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cimarron<2>
    • Maxwell [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
      • Maxwell [Colfax County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Wagon Mound
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 213 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maxwell<2>
  • Harding County
    • Armenta Plaza [Harding County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armenta Plaza
      • Armenta Plaza [Harding County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Wagon Mound
    • Mills [Harding County]
    • Roy [Harding County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roy
      • Roy [Harding County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Wagon Mound
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roy<2>
    • Solano [Harding County]
  • San Miguel County
    • Sapello [San Miguel County]
    • Las Vegas [San Miguel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Las Vegas
      • Las Vegas [San Miguel County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Wagon Mound
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Las Vegas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Las Vegas<2>
    • Montezuma [San Miguel County]

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Wagon Mound ...

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 65 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wagon Mound.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Wagon Mound. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Wagon Mound and those printed in the larger area surrounding Wagon Mound.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Wagon Mound.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Wagon Mound:

  • 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 Wagon Mound ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wagon Mound.

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

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Wagon Mound had a population of 136 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Wagon Mound had a population of 283 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Wagon Mound, with the one closest to Wagon Mound listed first.

  • Wagon Mound [Mora County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagon Mound
    • Wagon Mound [Mora County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Wagon Mound
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 136 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 283 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wagon Mound had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagon Mound
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wagon Mound<2>
  • Levy [Mora County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Levy
    • Levy [Mora County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Wagon Mound
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Levy had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Levy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Levy
  • Colmor [Colfax County] - Historic
    • While Colmor was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colmor
    • Colmor [Colfax County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Wagon Mound
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Colmor had a post office and railroad service
  • Shoemaker [Mora County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoemaker
    • Shoemaker [Mora County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Wagon Mound
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shoemaker had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoemaker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoemaker
  • Tiptonville [Mora County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tiptonville
    • Tiptonville [Mora County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Wagon Mound
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 138 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tiptonville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tiptonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tiptonville
  • Watrous [Mora County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watrous
    • Watrous [Mora County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Wagon Mound
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Watrous had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watrous
  • Continue List ...
    • Ocate [Mora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocate
      • Ocate [Mora County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Wagon Mound
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ocate had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocate
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocate<2>
    • Loma Parda [Mora County] - Historic
      • While Loma Parda was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loma Parda
      • Loma Parda [Mora County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Wagon Mound
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Loma Parda had a post office and no railroad service
    • Springer [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springer
      • Springer [Colfax County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Wagon Mound
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,114 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 910 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Springer had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springer<2>
    • Halls Peak [Mora County] - Historic
      • While Halls Peak was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halls Peak
      • Halls Peak [Mora County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Wagon Mound
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Halls Peak had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halls Peak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kroenigs [San Miguel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kroenigs
      • Kroenigs [San Miguel County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Wagon Mound
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kroenigs had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kroenigs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kroenigs
    • Lucero [Mora County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucero
      • Lucero [Mora County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Wagon Mound
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 18 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lucero had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucero have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucero

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

Mentions & References for Wagon Mound

Find a Community located in New Mexico

About Mora County

About New Mexico

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Wagon Mound) 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 Wagon Mound. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wagon MoundOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wagon Mound. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0091, Longitude: -104.7051    
<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: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Wagon Mound, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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