Rowe, New Mexico

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Rowe is an unincorporated community in San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States. It is located along Interstate 25 near the Pecos National Historical Park, at an elevation of 6,821 feet.

Rowe was established to provide labor for the Santa Fe Railroad in the late 1870s and early 1880s. The majority of the population came from Las Ruedas two miles away on the Pecos River. A pipeline to provide water for steam engines was laid between Rowe and the then village of Las Ruedas. Las Ruedas ceased to exist and by the time of the 1880 U.S. Federal Census most of the former residents of Las Ruedas were resettled in Rowe.

The old Las Ruedas townsite is privately owned.

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Coordinates: 35°29′31″N 105°40′30″W / 35.492°N 105.675°W / 35.492; -105.675