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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>.

A typical abbreviation for Fort Bliss: Ft. Bliss

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

Fort Bliss is located in the (915) area code.

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 [El Paso County]
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    • El Paso [El Paso County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Fort Bliss
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 681,534 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on El Paso
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for El Paso<4>
  • Socorro [El Paso County]
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    • Socorro [El Paso County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southeast of Fort Bliss
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,883 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Socorro have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Socorro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Socorro<4>
  • Horizon City [El Paso County]
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    • Horizon City [El Paso County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Fort Bliss
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,257 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horizon City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horizon City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horizon City<4>
  • Sunland Park [Dona Ana County]
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    • Sunland Park [Dona Ana County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Fort Bliss
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,449 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunland Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunland Park<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Anthony [Dona Ana County]
    • San Elizario [El Paso County]
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      • San Elizario [El Paso County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southeast of Fort Bliss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for San Elizario have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on San Elizario
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for San Elizario<4>
    • Anthony [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anthony
      • Anthony [El Paso County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northwest of Fort Bliss
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,257 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anthony have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anthony
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anthony<4>
    • Vinton [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [El Paso County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northwest of Fort Bliss
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<4>
    • Clint [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clint
      • Clint [El Paso County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southeast of Fort Bliss
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clint have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clint
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clint<4>
    • Smelter Town [El Paso County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smelter Town
      • Smelter Town [El Paso County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the west of Fort Bliss
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smelter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smelter Town

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.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Texas

About El Paso County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fort Bliss) 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 Fort Bliss. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort BlissOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Bliss. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8072, Longitude: -106.4341    
<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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