Photo: Tory Davis
From White Sands National Monument you
have to drive about 15 miles east to reach the next city, which is Alamogordo.
Alamogordo has a population of 35,582 (year 2000), an elevation of 4,350 feet and a
Around one third of Alamogordo's total population is working for the
Holloman Air Force Base,
Alamogordo is the capital of
The city was founded in the year 1898 by John A. Eddy and Charles B. Eddy
back in the days when the Southern Pacific Railroad was a big deal.
The name Alamogordo comes from Spanish
alamo, which means cottonwood and gordo, which means
Trinity Site, where the first atomic
bomb was exploded on July 16, 1945, is located about 60 miles or 97
kilometers northwest of the city.
Alamogordo also features the
International Space Hall of Fame, the New Mexico School for the Visually
Handicapped, and a branch of the New Mexico State University.
Nearby are a
space shuttle landing
site, the Mescalero Apache Reservation, and the Lincoln National Forest.
Photo: Tory Davis
If you are playing with the thought of getting yourself relocated to
NM, the fine staff at the
Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce can
answer any and all questions you might have regarding their town.
Chamber of Commerce
1301 N White Sands
Alamogordo, NM 88310
More Alamogordo community information:
Otero County: 1000 New York, Alamogordo, NM 88310, (575) 437-7427
Alamogordo: 1376 E Ninth Street, Alamogordo, NM 88310, (575) 439-4205
Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center
2669 North Scenic Drive
Alamogordo, NM 88310, (575) 439-6100
Alamo's dermatologist, Jennifer Toncray,
is also located at Gerald Champion.
Speaking of which, if you are a
dermatologist and eager to find a cure, here is a skin disease that
still needs one:
Z-Tran Public Transportation, 900 First Street, Alamogordo, NM 88310,
Texas, New Mexico & Oklahoma Coaches, 601 White Sands, Alamogordo, NM
88310, (575) 437-3050
Dollar Cab, 1235 Hwy 70, Alamogordo, NM 88310, (575) 434-8294
T-N-T Taxi, 89 Lonesome Dove Ln, Alamogordo, NM 88310, (575) 437-2292
Here you can access the City of Alamogordo Phone
Directory & Email Addresses
To the best of our knowledge all information is current. If you should discover any errors, however, please
let us know via mail[at]white-sands-new-mexico.com. Thanks!