Carpenter, Bernalillo County, New Mexico

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Carpenter is an unincorporated community in Bernalillo County, New Mexico, United States, located 15 miles east of Albuquerque. A post office was operated in the community from 1903 to 1907.[1][2] It was named in honor of its first postmaster, José R. Carpenter. The Carpenter name had existed earlier in the area: Henry Carpenter operated a large ranch in the Juan Tomás area in the 1880s.[3]


  1. ^ Julyan, Robert Hixson (1996-01-01). The Place Names of New Mexico. UNM Press. p. 65. ISBN 9780826316899. 
  2. ^ "Carpenter Post Office (historical)". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved July 21, 2009. 
  3. ^ Julyan, p. 65.