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Welcome to Fort Bliss ...

Fort Bliss is located in Big Bend Country (West Texas).

Fort Bliss is located in El Paso County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Fort Bliss, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1907.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Bliss: Ft. Bliss

Time Zone: Fort Bliss lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Fort Bliss (for example, toward Sunland Park (NM)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

The area code for Fort Bliss: (915)

The ZIP code for Fort Bliss: 79906<2>

Communities near Fort Bliss ...

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

  • El Paso
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Socorro
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Socorro have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Socorro
    • Socorro is located in El Paso County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,883 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Socorro <3>
  • Horizon City
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horizon City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horizon City
    • Horizon City is located in El Paso County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,257 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horizon City <3>
  • Sunland Park
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunland Park
    • Sunland Park is located in Dona Ana County (NM)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,449 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunland Park <3>
  • Anthony
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • San Elizario
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Elizario have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for San Elizario
    • San Elizario is located in El Paso County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Elizario <3>
  • Anthony
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anthony have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anthony
    • Anthony is located in El Paso County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,257 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anthony <3>
  • Vinton
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
    • Vinton is located in El Paso County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,168 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton <3>
  • Clint
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clint have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clint
    • Clint is located in El Paso County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,115 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clint <3>
  • Smelter Town
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smelter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smelter Town
    • Smelter Town is located in El Paso 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 Fort Bliss. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Bliss.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Bliss ...

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

Adding Fort Bliss to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fort Bliss in the FIPS-55 file. For more information, see the Referenced FIPS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Fort Bliss was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Fort Bliss in the book titled .<5> From that list, the Fort Bliss post office opened in 1907.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Fort Bliss.

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

The official website for El Paso County: www.epcounty.com/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Texas' counties, including El Paso, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 Fort Bliss). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Fort Bliss or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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