Quay, New Mexico

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Quay, New Mexico
Community
Former Quay School
Former Quay School
Map of New Mexico
Map of New Mexico
Quay
Location of Quay in New Mexico
Coordinates: 34°56′02″N 103°45′38″W / 34.93389°N 103.76056°W / 34.93389; -103.76056Coordinates: 34°56′02″N 103°45′38″W / 34.93389°N 103.76056°W / 34.93389; -103.76056[1]
CountryUnited States
State New Mexico
CountyQuay
RegionLlano Estacado
Established1904
Elevation4,285 ft (1,306 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
ZIP code
88433
Area code575

Quay is an unincorporated community in Quay County, New Mexico, United States.[1] It is located approximately 15 miles (24 km) south of Tucumcari on New Mexico State Highway 209.

History[edit]

Settlement of the community of Quay began circa 1902. In 1904, the community received its official name following the establishment of its post office.[2] The name "Quay" honors Matthew S. Quay, a Civil War veteran who became a U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania in 1887. While in office, Quay became a proponent of statehood for the Territory of New Mexico and was appreciated throughout the state for his efforts.[2] New Mexico was admitted as the 47th state in the Union on January 6, 1912. Sometime before 1926, the settlement was moved 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the northwest to its present location near the newly constructed New Mexico State Highway 209, which stretches through the broad valley known as Quay Valley.[2]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Quay, New Mexico
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 49.5
(9.7)
54.4
(12.4)
62.2
(16.8)
71.4
(21.9)
79.8
(26.6)
88.2
(31.2)
89.8
(32.1)
87.3
(30.7)
80.7
(27.1)
71.4
(21.9)
58.6
(14.8)
49.9
(9.9)
70.3
(21.3)
Average low °F (°C) 22.1
(−5.5)
25.2
(−3.8)
30.4
(−0.9)
38.4
(3.6)
47.4
(8.6)
56.3
(13.5)
60.7
(15.9)
59.5
(15.3)
52.5
(11.4)
41.7
(5.4)
31.1
(−0.5)
23.2
(−4.9)
40.7
(4.8)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 0.5
(13)
0.5
(13)
0.8
(20)
1.0
(25)
1.9
(48)
2.1
(53)
3.1
(79)
3.1
(79)
2.1
(53)
1.4
(36)
0.7
(18)
0.6
(15)
17.6
(450)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Quay". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b c Julyan, Robert H. (1998). The Place Names of New Mexico (2 ed.). Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press. p. 280. ISBN 0826316891. OCLC 39189968.
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Quay, New Mexico". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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