Road Forks, New Mexico

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Road Forks
Unincorporated community
Looking south from Interstate-10
Looking south from Interstate-10
Road Forks is located in New Mexico
Road Forks
Road Forks
Road Forks is located in the US
Road Forks
Road Forks
Location within the state of New Mexico
Coordinates: 32°14′23″N 108°57′10″W / 32.23972°N 108.95278°W / 32.23972; -108.95278Coordinates: 32°14′23″N 108°57′10″W / 32.23972°N 108.95278°W / 32.23972; -108.95278
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Hidalgo
Elevation[1] 4,193 ft (1,278 m)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 88045
Area code(s) 575
GNIS feature ID 893996

Road Forks is an unincorporated community in western Hidalgo County, New Mexico, United States, in the southwestern corner of the state.[1] It is 6.2 miles (10 km) east of the Arizona border, due east of Stern's Mountain, and at the junction of Interstate 10 and NM Route 80. It is 15 miles (24 km) southwest of the city of Lordsburg and 3 miles (4.8 km) east of Steins, New Mexico. Road Forks had a post office from shortly after its founding in 1925 until 1955, when postal services were transferred to Lordsburg.[2]


Road Forks was founded in 1925 by Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Porter, who gave it its name.[2]


  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Road Forks, New Mexico
  2. ^ a b Julyan, Robert (1998) "Road Forks" The Place Names of New Mexico (revised edition) University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico, page 300, ISBN 0-8263-1689-1