Clairmont, New Mexico

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Clairmont
Ghost town
Clairmont is located in New Mexico
Clairmont
Clairmont
Clairmont is located in the US
Clairmont
Clairmont
Location within the state of New Mexico
Coordinates: 33°26′41″N 108°46′46″W / 33.44472°N 108.77944°W / 33.44472; -108.77944Coordinates: 33°26′41″N 108°46′46″W / 33.44472°N 108.77944°W / 33.44472; -108.77944
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Catron
Population (2000)
 • Total 0
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC)
Area code(s) 575

Clairmont is a ghost town located 19 miles northeast of Glenwood in Catron County, New Mexico, United States.[1]

History[edit]

As early as 1822 the site is reported to have been a mining camp, surviving through the 1880s as a supply center for prospectors. Located near Copper Creek, today there are old log cabins and a corral on the site.[2] In 1883 the town had a post office.[3] Clairmont is noted by historians as having been a significant mining community.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (nd) Glenwood Archived 2007-06-21 at the Wayback Machine.. New Mexico Magazine. Retrieved 6/13/07.
  2. ^ (nd) Clairmont. GhostTowns.com. Retrieved 6/13/07.
  3. ^ U.S. Postal History continued... Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine. Siegal Auctions. Retrieved 6/13/07.
  4. ^ (nd) History of Socorro County. USGenWeb. Retrieved 6/13/07.

External links[edit]

  • Photo of cabin at Clairmont