Cuervo, New Mexico

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Cuervo, New Mexico
Church and an abandoned house in Cuervo
Church and an abandoned house in Cuervo
Cuervo is located in New Mexico
Cuervo is located in the United States
Coordinates: 35°01′52″N 104°24′31″W / 35.03111°N 104.40861°W / 35.03111; -104.40861Coordinates: 35°01′52″N 104°24′31″W / 35.03111°N 104.40861°W / 35.03111; -104.40861
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
4,859 ft (1,481 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)575
GNIS feature ID915818[1]

Cuervo is an unincorporated community in Guadalupe County, New Mexico, United States.[1] Cuervo is located along Interstate 40 16.8 miles (27.0 km) east-northeast of Santa Rosa. Cuervo had a post office until September 10, 2011; it still has its own ZIP code, 88417.[2][3] The community is virtually a ghost town now, having been split by the construction of I-40.[4]

Cuervo consists of four streets south of I-40 and two streets north of the interstate. Nearly all of the structures in the community are abandoned and very deteriorated. The town began in 1901 when the railroad came thorough. The town started to grow when the surrounding land was opened to cattle ranching in 1910. Then Route 66 came, and the town's population peaked in the 1940s at over 300. There are two homes in the community that appear updated and inhabited, along with one auto repair business. The community's long-abandoned school building and church appear to be undergoing restoration.


  1. ^ a b "Cuervo". 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 11, 2013.
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