Dwyer, New Mexico

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Dwyer, New Mexico
Dwyer is located in New Mexico
Dwyer
Dwyer
Dwyer is located in the United States
Dwyer
Dwyer
Coordinates: 32°37′42″N 107°52′01″W / 32.62833°N 107.86694°W / 32.62833; -107.86694Coordinates: 32°37′42″N 107°52′01″W / 32.62833°N 107.86694°W / 32.62833; -107.86694
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyGrant
Elevation
5,200 ft (1,600 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s)575
GNIS feature ID920591[1]

Dwyer is an unincorporated community in Grant County, New Mexico, United States.[1] It is located southeast of Silver City, along the Mimbres River, and on NM 61.[2]

History[edit]

The settlement, first known as San Jose for its church, had a post office from 1895 to 1917.[2] The post office in Dwyer was moved northeast from Faywood is still named the Faywood Post Office[3] and the settlement was renamed Dwyer for an 1883 homesteader, G.W. Dwyer.[2]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dwyer, New Mexico". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b c Robert Hixson Julyan (1 January 1996). The Place Names of New Mexico. UNM Press. p. 115. ISBN 978-0-8263-1689-9.
  3. ^ Robert Hixson Julyan (1 January 1996). The Place Names of New Mexico. UNM Press. p. 130. ISBN 978-0-8263-1689-9.
  4. ^ "Grover Xavier McSherry, a resident of Deming". The Grant County Beat. New Mexico. May 7, 2013.