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Watrous, New Mexico

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Welcome to Watrous ...

Watrous is located in northeast New Mexico.

Watrous is located in Mora County<1>.

Watrous is 6,420 feet [1,957 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Watrous is about 1¼ mile [or ~2 km] above sea level.

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

Watrous is within the boundaries of the (505) area code.

The ZIP code for Watrous: 87753<3>

Communities Also Named Watrous ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Watrous - they are located in Florida, Michigan, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Saskatchewan.

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

Communities near Watrous ...

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

  • Las Vegas [San Miguel County]
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    • Las Vegas [San Miguel County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Watrous
    • 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<5>
  • Loma Parda [Mora County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loma Parda
    • Loma Parda [Mora County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Watrous
  • Los Alamos [San Miguel County]
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    • Los Alamos [San Miguel County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Watrous
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Los Alamos have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Los Alamos
  • Golondrinas [Mora County]
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    • Golondrinas [Mora County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Watrous
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sapello [San Miguel County]
    • La Cueva [Mora County]
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      • La Cueva [Mora County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Watrous
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Cueva
    • Rainsville [Mora County]
    • Hot Springs [San Miguel County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Springs
      • Hot Springs [San Miguel County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Watrous
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Springs
    • Montezuma [San Miguel County]
    • Ojo Feliz [Mora County]

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Watrous. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Watrous.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Watrous ...

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

Adding Watrous to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Watrous 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 Watrous was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New Mexico

About Mora County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Mora, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Watrous - 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 Watrous). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Watrous 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- Watrous) 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 Watrous. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WatrousOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Watrous. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7907, Longitude: -104.9819    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






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