Old Horse Springs, New Mexico

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Old Horse Springs, New Mexico
Unincorporated community
Old Horse Springs is located in New Mexico
Old Horse Springs
Old Horse Springs
Location within the state of New Mexico
Coordinates: 33°55′28″N 108°13′40″W / 33.92444°N 108.22778°W / 33.92444; -108.22778Coordinates: 33°55′28″N 108°13′40″W / 33.92444°N 108.22778°W / 33.92444; -108.22778[1]
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Catron
Population (2000)
 • Total 0
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC)
Area code(s) 575

Old Horse Springs is an unincorporated community in Catron County, New Mexico, United States. It is 20 miles northeast of Aragon, and 20 miles east of Datil; to the east of Horse Springs is the Continental Divide, as well as the Plains of San Agustin.

History[edit]

Old Horse Springs had a post office from 1879-82. The town's name originated when soldiers traveling from Fort Tularosa to Socorro lost a horse. Apparently they found it at the natural hot springs approximately .5 miles west of the settlement. The original community of Horse Springs is now labeled Old Horse Springs and is two miles west of New Horse Springs.[2]

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