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Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Socorro.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Socorro ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is El Paso. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the northwest of Socorro. El Paso has a population of 683,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Horizon City. It lies just northeast of Socorro and has a population of 19,700 people.

For comparison, Socorro has a population of 34,500 people.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

Agua Dulce     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the east of Socorro.

Butterfield     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the northeast of Socorro.

Clint     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the southeast of Socorro.

El Paso     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the northwest of Socorro.

Fabens     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the southeast of Socorro.

Fort Bliss     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the northwest of Socorro.

Homestead Meadows North     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the north of Socorro.

Homestead Meadows South     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the northeast of Socorro.

Homestead Meadows     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the north of Socorro.

Horizon City     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the northeast of Socorro.

Morning Glory     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the southeast of Socorro.

San Elizario     [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the south of Socorro.

Smelter Town     [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the northwest of Socorro.

Sparks     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the northeast of Socorro.

Tornillo     [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the southeast of Socorro.

For more communities neighboring Socorro, please visit our County-by-County Page for Socorro.

El Paso County ...

Socorro is located in El Paso County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of El Paso County: Dona Ana (NM), Otero (NM) & Hudspeth.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Socorro ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Socorro.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Socorro ...

Looking for more information about Socorro? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Socorro, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Socorro.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Socorro. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Socorro. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Texas

Texas Tourism

Parks for Texas

Fishing in Texas

Hunting in Texas

TripAdvisor Link for:

Texas Statewide Tourism

Socorro Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Socorro

Also of Interest:

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Texas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Texas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Texas

Airports Near Socorro ...

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Socorro.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Socorro. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Socorro.

Large Airports

El Paso Intl.  (ELP/KELP) <4>   [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the north northwest of Socorro.

Albuquerque Intl.  (ABQ/KABQ)   [Map]
235 miles [378.2 km] miles to the north of Socorro.

Lubbock Preston Smith Intl.  (LBB/KLBB)   [Map]
293 miles [471.5 km] miles to the east northeast of Socorro.

General Aviation Airports

Fabens Airport (FAA ID: E35)   [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the southeast of Socorro.

Dona Ana Co. Airport (ICAO: K5T6)   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the northwest of Socorro.

Las Cruces Intl. (LRU/KLRU)   [Map]
58 miles [93.3 km] miles to the northwest of Socorro.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

El Paso International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: ELPICAO: KELP

Website for El Paso International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Albuquerque International - Sunport Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: ABQICAO: KABQ

Website for Albuquerque International - Sunport Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: LBBICAO: KLBB

Website for Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)


Dona Ana County Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: K5T6

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]


Las Cruces International Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: LRUICAO: KLRU

From SkyVector:

[Chart]         [Terminal Procedures]

Additional information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
 
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Current Airport Weather:

[Current][Last 3 Days]

Flight Tracking:

[FlightAware]

Accidents and Safety Issues:

[Aviation Safety Network]
    (if available)

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Texas

About El Paso County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Socorro: www.socorrotexas.org/

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Socorro.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Socorro) 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 Socorro. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Socorro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Socorro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6420, Longitude: -106.2708     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Socorro have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Socorro), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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<4>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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