Pleasanton, New Mexico

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Pleasanton, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Pleasanton is located in New Mexico
Location within the state of New Mexico
Coordinates: 33°16′20″N 108°52′22″W / 33.27222°N 108.87278°W / 33.27222; -108.87278Coordinates: 33°16′20″N 108°52′22″W / 33.27222°N 108.87278°W / 33.27222; -108.87278[1]
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Catron
 • Total 1.58 sq mi (4.09 km2)
 • Land 1.53 sq mi (3.95 km2)
 • Water 0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 106
 • Density 69/sq mi (26.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) MDT
Area code(s) 575

Pleasanton is a census-designated place in the Williams Valley of Catron County, south of Glenwood and north of Cliff, in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 106.[2] It was renowned as a safehaven for Mormon polygamists for several years.[3]


Pleasanton was founded by Mormons in 1882.[4] The 24th child of Mormon polygamist Jacob Hamblin was born there in 1884.[5] Hamblin died of malarial fever in 1886.[6] Other polygamists, including William Maxwell, made their home in Pleasanton specifically to evade the law.[7]

In 1885 a band of Chiricahua Apache killed a group of U.S. Army soldiers in a triple cross-fire trap near Pleasanton.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pleasanton, New Mexico
  2. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Pleasanton CDP, New Mexico". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 16, 2014.
  3. ^ McClintock, J. (1921) Mormon Settlement in Arizona: A Record of Peaceful Conquest of the Desert. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation. Retrieved 6/14/07.
  4. ^ McClintock, J. (1921).
  5. ^ Reilly, P.T. (1970) The Amarilla Hamblin Lee Interview. University of Utah Marriott Library. Retrieved 6/14/07.
  6. ^ McClintock, J. (1921)
  7. ^ Udall, S. (2002) The Forgotten Founders: Rethinking the History of the Old West. Island Press. P. 47.
  8. ^ (nd) Native American timeline of events. Retrieved 6/14/07.