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Welcome to San Elizario ...

San Elizario is located in Big Bend Country (West Texas).

San Elizario is located in El Paso County<1>.


The location of San Elizario has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of San Elizario, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, San Elizario has a population of 9,058 people<3> (see below for details).

San Elizario is 3,640 feet [1,109 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of San Elizario is about ¾ mile [or ~1¼ km] above sea level.

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

Note: If you travel west from San Elizario, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

San Elizario is located in the (915) area code.

The ZIP code for San Elizario: 79849<5>

Communities near San Elizario ...

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

  • El Paso
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Socorro
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Socorro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 <6>
  • Horizon City
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horizon City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 <6>
  • Sparks
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparks
    • Sparks is located in El Paso County
  • Belen
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belen
    • Belen is located in El Paso County
  • Fabens
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Agua Dulce
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Agua Dulce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agua Dulce
    • Agua Dulce is located in El Paso County
    • Agua Dulce has also been known as:
    • Agua Dulce Colonia
  • Tornillo
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tornillo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tornillo
    • Tornillo is located in El Paso County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tornillo <6>
  • Homestead Meadows South
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Fort Bliss
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Bliss
    • Fort Bliss 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 San Elizario. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for San Elizario.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for San Elizario ...

Looking for more information about San Elizario? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for San Elizario, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for San Elizario.

Adding San Elizario to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of San Elizario 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 San Elizario was on a map titled Map of Texas (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found San Elizario in the book titled .<7> From that list, the San Elizario post office opened in 1851.

For more details, see References and Mentions for San Elizario.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for San Elizario. 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>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for San Elizario.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around San Elizario - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 San Elizario). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether San Elizario or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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