San Patricio, New Mexico

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San Patricio
Unincorporated community
San Patricio is located in New Mexico
San Patricio
San Patricio
Location within the state of New Mexico
Coordinates: 33°24′32″N 105°19′37″W / 33.40889°N 105.32694°W / 33.40889; -105.32694Coordinates: 33°24′32″N 105°19′37″W / 33.40889°N 105.32694°W / 33.40889; -105.32694
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Lincoln
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 88348
Area code(s) 575

San Patricio is a very small community in Lincoln County, in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is located on the Rio Ruidoso and U.S. Highway 70, between the communities of Hondo and Glencoe. It is just east of the Lincoln National Forest. The community is home to a benedictine spirituality center recently purchased by the Diocese of Las Cruces[1]], San Patricio Retreat Center.


Originally named Ruidoso for the river, in about 1870, the town was renamed when a Catholic church was built around 1875, and named La Iglesia de San Patricio. The village was also part of the Lincoln County War.


Location of San Patricio is 33°24′32″N 105°19′37″W / 33.40889°N 105.32694°W / 33.40889; -105.32694 (33.408976, -105.326928).[2]

The Elevation is 5436 feet (1657 m).

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  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.