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Windmill, New Mexico

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Welcome to Windmill ...

Windmill is located in Hidalgo County<1>.

Windmill is 4,340 feet [1,323 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the altitude of Windmill is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel west from Windmill, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Windmill is located in the (575) area code.

Communities Also Named Windmill ...

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

Communities near Windmill ...

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

  • Animas [Hidalgo County]
  • Old Hachita [Grant County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Hachita
    • Old Hachita [Grant County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the east of Windmill
  • Cotton City [Hidalgo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton City
    • Cotton City [Hidalgo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Windmill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton City
  • Separ [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Separ
    • Separ [Grant County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northeast of Windmill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Separ
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shakespeare [Hidalgo County] - Historic
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      • Shakespeare [Hidalgo County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<3> to the north of Windmill
      • Former name for Shakespeare:
      • Ralston City
    • Rodeo [Hidalgo County]
    • Lordsburg [Hidalgo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lordsburg
      • Lordsburg [Hidalgo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the north of Windmill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,341 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lordsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lordsburg<4>
    • Steins [Hidalgo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steins
      • Steins [Hidalgo County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Windmill
      • Former name for Steins:
      • Stein's Pass
    • Portal [Cochise County]
    • San Simon [Cochise 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 Windmill. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Windmill.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Windmill ...

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

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 Windmill. 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 elevation is an estimate for the area around Windmill - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Windmill) 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 Windmill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WindmillOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Windmill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9778, Longitude: -108.6248    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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