Faywood, New Mexico

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Faywood, New Mexico
Faywood is located in New Mexico
Faywood is located in the United States
Coordinates: 32°37′29″N 107°52′21″W / 32.62472°N 107.87250°W / 32.62472; -107.87250Coordinates: 32°37′29″N 107°52′21″W / 32.62472°N 107.87250°W / 32.62472; -107.87250
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
 • Total0.526 sq mi (1.36 km2)
 • Land0.526 sq mi (1.36 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
5,216 ft (1,590 m)
 • Total33
 • Density63/sq mi (24/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)575
GNIS feature ID2584099[3]

Faywood is a census-designated place in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 33 as of the 2010 census. Faywood has a post office with ZIP code 88034.[4] It is located 3 miles (4.8 km) north of US 180 on NM 61.[5]


The area was the site of hot springs which drew visitors since 1859 when a hotel and bath house was built by William Watts. By 1900 the Faywood settlement was created and named for the developers of the Faywood Hot Springs, J.C. Fay, William Lockwood. A third developer was T.C. McDermott. The post office was moved northeast to Dwyer, but is still named the Faywood Post Office.[5]

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  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ "Faywood Census Designated Place". 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. ^ a b Robert Hixson Julyan (1 January 1996). The Place Names of New Mexico. UNM Press. p. 130. ISBN 978-0-8263-1689-9.