Taiban, New Mexico

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Taiban, New Mexico
The now-abandoned Taiban Presbyterian Church was built in 1908.[1]
The now-abandoned Taiban Presbyterian Church was built in 1908.[1]
Taiban is located in New Mexico
Taiban
Taiban
Taiban is located in the United States
Taiban
Taiban
Coordinates: 34°26′24″N 104°0′33″W / 34.44000°N 104.00917°W / 34.44000; -104.00917Coordinates: 34°26′24″N 104°0′33″W / 34.44000°N 104.00917°W / 34.44000; -104.00917
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyDe Baca
Elevation
4,130 ft (1,260 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
88134
Area code(s)575

Taiban is an unincorporated community in De Baca County, New Mexico, United States. It is located on New Mexico State Road 252 at U.S. Routes 60 and 84. Founded in 1906 as a ranching community, it was named for nearby Taiban Creek.[2]

The town is famous for being the location where Pat Garrett captured Billy the Kid and his associates on December 23, 1880.

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