Solano, New Mexico

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Solano
Unincorporated community
Solano is located in New Mexico
Solano
Solano
Location within the state of New Mexico
Coordinates: 35°50′59″N 104°04′07″W / 35.84972°N 104.06861°W / 35.84972; -104.06861Coordinates: 35°50′59″N 104°04′07″W / 35.84972°N 104.06861°W / 35.84972; -104.06861
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Harding
Elevation 5,627 ft (1,715 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 87746
Area code(s) 575
GNIS feature ID 894990

Solano is an unincorporated community in Harding County, New Mexico, founded in 1907. It lies along NM 39 and the tracks of a spur of the Southern Pacific Railroad[1] about half-way between Roy and Mosquero. The post office was opened in 1907.[1][2]

History[edit]

Solano began in 1907 when F. M. Hughes built his house and a store.[3] It was named after a local mail carrier, Cipriano Solano.[2] Solano was the largest town in Harding County for a time, and even published a local newspaper, The Solano Herald, but when the coal mines in Dawson shut down in the 1950s, its importance waned.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pearce, T. M. (1965) "Solano" New Mexico Place Names; A Geographical Dictionary University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico, page 158, OCLC 420847
  2. ^ a b Julyan, Robert (1998) "Solano" Place Names of New Mexico (2nd ed.) University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico, page 338, ISBN 0-8263-1689-1
  3. ^ a b "Solano, New Mexico" New Mexico Tourism Department