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Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Sparks.

This page contains six sections:

Around Sparks ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is El Paso. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the west of Sparks. El Paso has a population of 683,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Socorro. It lies immediately southwest of Sparks and has a population of 34,500 people.

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

Agua Dulce     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the east of Sparks.

Butterfield     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the northeast of Sparks.

Clint     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the south of Sparks.

El Paso     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the west of Sparks.

Fabens     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the south of Sparks.

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

Homestead Meadows North     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the north of Sparks.

Homestead Meadows South     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the northeast of Sparks.

Homestead Meadows     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the north of Sparks.

Horizon City     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the east of Sparks.

Morning Glory     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the south of Sparks.

San Elizario     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the south of Sparks.

Smelter Town     [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the northwest of Sparks.

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

Tornillo     [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the southeast of Sparks.

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

El Paso County ...

Sparks 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 Sparks ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Sparks. 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 Sparks. 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

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 Sparks ...

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 Sparks.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Sparks. 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 Sparks.

Large Airports

El Paso Intl.  (ELP/KELP) <4>   [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the northwest of Sparks.

Albuquerque Intl.  (ABQ/KABQ)   [Map]
233 miles [375 km] miles to the north of Sparks.

Lubbock Preston Smith Intl.  (LBB/KLBB)   [Map]
291 miles [468.3 km] miles to the east northeast of Sparks.

General Aviation Airports

Fabens Airport (FAA ID: E35)   [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the south southeast of Sparks.

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

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

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 ...

Find a Community within Texas

About El Paso County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sparks. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sparks.

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Sparks) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sparks. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sparks

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sparks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6740, Longitude: -106.2388     [Map].

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Sparks), 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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