Claunch, New Mexico

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Claunch, New Mexico
Unincorporated community
Claunch, New Mexico is located in New Mexico
Claunch, New Mexico
Claunch, New Mexico
Coordinates: 34°08′31″N 105°59′40″W / 34.14194°N 105.99444°W / 34.14194; -105.99444Coordinates: 34°08′31″N 105°59′40″W / 34.14194°N 105.99444°W / 34.14194; -105.99444
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Socorro
Elevation 6,217 ft (1,895 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 87011
Area code(s) 575
GNIS feature ID 905190[1]

Claunch is an unincorporated community in Socorro County, New Mexico, United States.[1] Claunch is located on New Mexico State Road 55 in the easternmost region of Socorro County. Claunch has a post office with ZIP code 87011.[2][3]


A post office has been in operation at Claunch since 1930.[4] The community was named for L. H. Claunch, a cattleman.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Claunch". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved August 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Socorro County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Harris, Linda G. (2003). Ghost Towns Alive: Trips to New Mexico's Past. UNM Press. p. 114. ISBN 978-0-8263-2908-0.