Cebolla, New Mexico

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Cebolla is located in New Mexico
Location within the state of New Mexico
Cebolla is located in the United States
Cebolla (the United States)
Coordinates: 36°32′18″N 106°29′11″W / 36.53833°N 106.48639°W / 36.53833; -106.48639Coordinates: 36°32′18″N 106°29′11″W / 36.53833°N 106.48639°W / 36.53833; -106.48639
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyRio Arriba
7,641 ft (2,329 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code575
GNIS feature ID923578[1]

Cebolla is an unincorporated community in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. Cebolla is located on U.S. Route 84, 44 miles (71 km) northwest of Española. Cebolla has a post office with ZIP code 87518.[2][3]


Cebolla was settled around 1800 and named after the valley. Sheep that grazed in the valley were fond of eating the wild onions, and shepherds dubbed it El Valle de Cebolla. The Rio Cebolla flows through the village.[4]


  1. ^ "Cebolla". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  2. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  3. ^ United States Postal Service. "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  4. ^ Julyan, Robert (1996). The Place Names of New Mexico. University of New Mexico Press. p. 70. ISBN 0826316891.