Carpenter is an unincorporated community in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States, located 15 miles east of Albuquerque. A post office was operated in the community from 1903 to 1907. It was named in honor of its first postmaster, José R. Carpenter. The Carpenter name had existed earlier in the area: Henry Carpenter operated a large ranch in the Juan Tomás area in the 1880s.
- ^ Robert Hixson Julyan: The Place Names of New Mexico, University of Mexico Press, 2nd edition, 1998, p. 65, viewable online at http://books.google.com/books?id=p3fMJnT1gx0C&pg=PA65&lpg=PA65&dq=Carpenter+mesa+%22new+mexico%22&source=bl&ots=o9XgiWExWC&sig=07NycgXdmysraFv8P536ujt-oPE&hl=en&ei=V2dmSpC1IKOntge-0ry5DQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=9, retrieved July 21, 2009.
- ^ "Carpenter Post Office (historical)". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved July 21, 2009.
- ^ Julyan, p. 65.