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Santa Rosa
Guadalupe County, New Mexico


"City of Natural Lakes"

Page Contents for Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The New Mexico state capital is Santa Fe.
The population of Santa Rosa is approximately 3,000 (1997), 2848 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 988 (1990), 981 (2010).
The amount of land area in Santa Rosa is 7.201 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.065 sq kilometers.
The distance from Santa Rosa to Washington DC is 1636 miles.
The distance to the New Mexico state capital is 90 miles. (as the crow flies)
Santa Rosa is positioned 34.94 degrees north of the equator and 104.67 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Santa Rosa elevation is 4,600 feet above sea level.
Santa Rosa average annual rainfall is 13.7 inches per year
The average low temperature is 38.9 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 77.2 degrees F.


114 miles east of Albuquerque on Interstate 40
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moderate. A Weather page for Santa Rosa.
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History & History Related Items

Santa Rosa is located between Albuquerque, New Mexico and Amarillo, Texas.

The founder of Santa Rosa is Don Celso Baca. In 1879, he built, in memory of his mother, Rosa, a chapel. It is named the St. Rose Chapel. Remnants are still standing today as well as the entire Baca homesite. Santa Rosa has long been a haven for those who love the water. Among the natural attractions of Santa Rosa is the famous "Blue Hole." Many have called Blue Hole "Nature's Jewel" because of its great clarity. It is a deep natural artesian spring which remains a constant 64 degrees f. all year. The original Guadalupe County Courthouse was built in the mid-1800's. This courthouse is located 10 miles south and is open for visitors. It was the "law" for an 1800 square mile area during that time. Also located in the Santa Rosa area are the Santa Rosa Lake and State Park, the James Wallace Memorial Park and Power Dam, Park Lake and Perch Lake. The Pecos River rolls along nearby. The Puerto de Luna area along the Pecos River has an ancient adobe village with many examples of this type of village life.
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The founding of Santa Rosa



The Blue Hole "Nature's Jewel"
Santa Rosa Blue Hole
Blue Hole Rd
Santa Rosa, NM 88435
Phone: 505-472-3370

St. Rose Chapel, Santa Rosa Lake and State Park, Original Guadalupe County Courthouse, Puerto de Luna, Janes Wallace Memorial Park and Power Dam, Perch Lake, Santa Rosa Golf Course, Park Lake

Annual Green Chile Scramble

Things to see in Santa Rosa.
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Santa Rosa City Government

Santa Rosa City Clerk
141 S 5th St
Santa Rosa, NM 88435-2326
Phone: 505-472-3404

Santa Rosa Municipal Airport
S Highway 84
Santa Rosa, NM 88435
Phone: 505-472-9942
The Santa Rosa Municipal Airport runway is 4,400 feet long, 60 feet wide

Santa Rosa Chamber

Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
486 Parker Avenue
Santa Rosa, N.M. 88435
phone: 505 472-3763
Toll-free: 1-800-450-7084

Santa Rosa Community Events

13th Annual Green Chile Scramble, (17 October, 1998)
Sponsored by the Santa Rosa Rotary Club with all proceeds going towards Rotary Club Scholarships.
Entry Fee $ 40.00
Register 7:00 a.m. - Shotgun Start 10:00 Sharp
Team Money for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places
Longest Putt Holes #1-2-4-5
Closet to Line #3
Longest Drive
Closest to Pin #6 & #8
All the Green Chile Burgers You Can Eat!!!!!
Ice Cold Drinks
Santa Rosa Rotary Club
1701 Will Rogers Drive
Santa Rosa, NM 88435
or the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-450-7084

Santa Rosa Organizations

Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce
486 Parker Avenue
Santa Rosa, N.M. 88435
phone: 505 472-3763
Toll-free: 1-800-450-7084

Santa Rosa Libraries

Moise Memorial Library
208 5th St
Santa Rosa, NM 88435
Phone: 505-472-3101

Santa Rosa Schools

Santa Rosa Schools Supt
344 S 4th St
Santa Rosa, NM 88435-2325
Phone: 505-472-3171

Santa Rosa High School
A website dedicated to our local high school football team

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