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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

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Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The New Mexico state capital is Santa Fe.
The population of Artesia is approximately 10,610 (1990), 11301 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,510 (1990), 4277 (2010).
The amount of land area in Artesia is 21.321 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.035 sq kilometers.
The distance from Artesia to Washington DC is 1652 miles.
The distance to the New Mexico state capital is 214 miles. (as the crow flies)
Artesia is positioned 32.84 degrees north of the equator and 104.42 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Artesia elevation is 3,377 feet above sea level.


between Roswell and Carlsbad in southeast New Mexico on highway 285.
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History & History Related Items

Artesia was named for its underground water supply. Many artesian wells pumped the water to the surface. Nearby farmland is watered by these wells. Oil was also discovered here in 1923. Since natural gas was already found in the area, the new discovery helped Artesia's economy to grow rapidly.

An interesting fact about Artesia is the first underground school in the country. It was built to protect 500 students and about 2,000 others in the event of a nuclear disaster.
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Historical Museum and Art Center
505 W. Richardson Ave.
Artesia, New Mexico
Phone: (505) 748-2390
These centers are housed in two homes built around the turn of the 20th century. The museum showcases local history and western paraphernalia. The main displays in the art center are collections of local artists.

Numerous championships in sports and other activities from pre-school to senior citizens!
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Artesia City Government

City Of Artesia
511 W Texas Ave
Artesia, NM 88210-2040
Phone: 505-746-9877

Artesia Municipal Airport
702 Airport Rd
Artesia, NM 88210
Phone: 505-748-3206

Artesia Fire Dept
309 N 7th St
Artesia, NM 88210-1913
Phone: 505-746-2701

Eddy County Fairgrounds
S 13th
Artesia, NM 88210
Phone: 505-748-3234

Artesia Chamber

The Greater Artesia Chamber of Commerce
408 W Texas Ave
Artesia, NM 88210-2039
Phone: 505-746-2744

Artesia Organizations

The Greater Artesia Chamber of Commerce
408 W Texas Ave
Artesia, NM 88210-2039
Phone: 505-746-2744

Artesia Libraries

Artesia Public Library
306 W Richardson Ave
Artesia, NM 88210-2461
Phone: 505-746-4252

Artesia Schools

Artesia Public School
1106 W Quay Ave
Artesia, NM 88210-1826
Phone: 505-746-9780

Artesia High School
1002 W Richardson Ave
Artesia, NM 88210-1859
Phone: 505-746-9816


New Mexico State University
67 E Four Dinkus Rd
Artesia, NM 88210-9110
Phone: 505-748-1228

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