Weed, New Mexico

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Weed, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Weed, New Mexico is located in New Mexico
Weed, New Mexico
Weed, New Mexico
Coordinates: 32°48′09″N 105°31′03″W / 32.80250°N 105.51750°W / 32.80250; -105.51750Coordinates: 32°48′09″N 105°31′03″W / 32.80250°N 105.51750°W / 32.80250; -105.51750
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Otero
 • Total 8.986 sq mi (23.27 km2)
 • Land 8.982 sq mi (23.26 km2)
 • Water 0.004 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation 7,047 ft (2,148 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 63
 • Density 7.0/sq mi (2.7/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 575
GNIS feature ID 912202[3]

Weed is a census-designated place in Otero County in southern New Mexico, USA. It lies alongside New Mexico State Road 24 on the eastern slopes of the Sacramento Mountains at an elevation of 7,047 ft. It has had a Post Office since 1885.[4] As of the 2010 census, its population was 63.[2]


Weed was founded in 1884 by George and Elizabeth Lewis.[4] It was named after William H. Weed, who opened a branch store there.[4]

Weed is the birthplace of actor Glenn Strange.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  3. ^ "Weed". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  4. ^ a b c Julyan, Robert (1998) "Weed" Place Names of New Mexico (2nd edition) University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico, page 377, ISBN 0-8263-1689-1

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