Golondrinas, New Mexico

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Coordinates: 35°53′29″N 105°11′18″W / 35.89139°N 105.18833°W / 35.89139; -105.18833 Golondrinas ("The Swallows") is an unincorporated community in Mora County, New Mexico, United States, on State Route 161 next to the Mora River about 18 mi (29 km) south of the town of Mora. It is at an elevation of 6,833 ft (2,083 m).

Golondrinas was founded in 1835 as one of the villages in the 827,621-acre (3,349.26 km2) Mora land grant and from 1851-1891 supplied Fort Union with produce.[1]

In the center of the village is the adobe church San Acacio de las Golondrinas which was built in 1862.[2] Golondrinas has never had its own post office, but its ZIP code is 87712.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Oliva, Leo E. (1993) "Epilogue: Retreat, Tattoo, and Taps: the Last Days and After" Fort Union NM: Fort Union and the Frontier Army in the Southwest: A Historic Resource Study Fort Union National Monument Fort Union, New Mexico Southwest Cultural Resources Center Professional Papers No. 41, National Park Service, Santa Fe, New Mexico, OCLC 31028631
  2. ^ "Northeast New Mexico: Santa Fe Trail: Scenic Byway"

References[edit]

  • Julyan, Robert Hixson (1998) "Golondrinas" The place names of New Mexico (2nd ed.) University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, p. 151, ISBN 0-8263-1688-3