Cordova, New Mexico

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Cordova, New Mexico
Cordova, New Mexico is located in New Mexico
Cordova, New Mexico
Cordova, New Mexico
Coordinates: 36°00′26″N 105°51′38″W / 36.00722°N 105.86056°W / 36.00722; -105.86056Coordinates: 36°00′26″N 105°51′38″W / 36.00722°N 105.86056°W / 36.00722; -105.86056
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyRio Arriba
 • Total1.667 sq mi (4.32 km2)
 • Land1.667 sq mi (4.32 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
6,955 ft (2,120 m)
 • Total414
 • Density250/sq mi (96/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)505
GNIS feature ID905338[3]

Cordova is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States.[2]

The place-name Cordova derives from the Spanish surname Cordova (or Cordoba). The town takes its name from the surname of Matías Córdova, one of the inhabitants of Pueblo Quemado, the original name of the town.The word cordova derives from the name of the Spanish city Córdoba

The village lies a short distance off the "High Road to Taos", NM State Road 76, between Chimayo and Truchas.

Its population was 414 as of the 2010 census.[2] Cordova has a post office with ZIP code 87523, which opened on March 26, 1900.[4][5] Cordova is well known for wood carvers.

Cordova was the scene of a serigraph completed 1946-1947 on wove paper, "Street in Cordova, New Mexico" made by noted Oregon born printmaker Norma Bassett Hall (d. 1957) Size 8.875 x 11.5 in. Held in 2015 by the Lockhart Family Collection. It features a view up to the Pecos mountains from a street scene containing a narrow adobe dwelling lined street, three adults and a child, and the rear and steeple of the church. The scene is awash in light with predominant beige and white tones.

Pop culture[edit]

Great States, an American alternative rock band, has a song entitled "Cordova, NM" on their debut album, Gatsby.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ "Cordova". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  5. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved August 29, 2013.