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Welcome to Yates ...

So far, we found very little information about Yates. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Yates to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Yates, please Contact Us.

Yates would have been located within present day Harding County<2>.

The location of Yates has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Yates, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1923.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Yates is 5,610 feet [1,710 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Yates is about 1 mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Yates was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Yates, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

If Yates still existed, it would have been in the (575) area code.

Communities Also Named Yates ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 19 communities that are also named Yates - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Kansas, Michigan (3), Missouri, Montana (2), New York, North Carolina (2), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Yates ...

We have created a list of 5 communities that are near Yates.

  • Gladstone
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Mills
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Roy
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest)
  • Solano
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest)
  • Mosquero
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)

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

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

Adding Yates to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Yates was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Yates post office opened in 1923.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Yates.

The official website for State of New Mexico:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Yates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Harding, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Yates - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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