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Statistics & Facts

The New Mexico state capital is Santa Fe.
The population of Moriarty is approximately 1910 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 597 (1990), 750 (2010).
The amount of land area in Moriarty is 7.807 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Moriarty to Washington DC is 1668 miles.
The distance to the New Mexico state capital is 46 miles. (as the crow flies)
Moriarty is positioned 35.00 degrees north of the equator and 106.04 degrees west of the prime meridian.


33 miles east of Albuquerque
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History & History Related Items

In the spring of 1887,a young man, Michael Moriarty, left Iowa because of his poor health. He was headed for California, but was was convinced to stay in New Mexico by some railroad men. In his travels, he met the son of Governor Edmond Ross, who was with a group in search of homestead land. They arrived in the area where Moriarty is located today on March 7, 1887. Mr. Moriarty found his health so improved in the valley that he decided to call it home. He returned to Iowa only long enough to sell his belongings, pack up and move his family back to what would become Moriarty.
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The founding of Moriarty


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