Wheatland, New Mexico

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Wheatland, New Mexico
Unincorporated comumunity
Wheatland School (abandoned)
Wheatland School (abandoned)
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Quay
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 575

Wheatland is an unincorporated community in Quay County, New Mexico, United States. It is located approximated 15 miles south of San Jon on New Mexico State Highway 469.

History[edit]

Wheatland traces its beginnings to the building of its first school. Several one-room schools existed in the area, including North Bend School, Blair School, and Adobe School. In 1920, these were consolidated to form Wheatland School, which was housed in a frame stucco building constructed for the purpose.[1]

The original Wheatland School burned in April 1938. It was replaced by a new school building and gymnasium built by the WPA. The new buildings, reinforced with steel and plastered inside, used multicolored rock from a nearby quarry. A duplex teacherage was also built at the same time. Completed in 1939, the buildings were only used as a school until the early 1950s, after which they were used as a community center for a time before being abandoned.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Moncus (Editor), Mary Lynn; Marian Farmer Knapp (Editor) (1985). Quay County. Quay County Book Committee. pp. 102–103. 

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Coordinates: 34°54′31″N 103°21′15″W / 34.90861°N 103.35417°W / 34.90861; -103.35417