White Signal, New Mexico

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White Signal, New Mexico
White Signal is located in New Mexico
White Signal
White Signal
White Signal is located in the United States
White Signal
White Signal
Coordinates: 32°33′21″N 108°21′58″W / 32.55583°N 108.36611°W / 32.55583; -108.36611Coordinates: 32°33′21″N 108°21′58″W / 32.55583°N 108.36611°W / 32.55583; -108.36611
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyGrant
Area
 • Total6.442 sq mi (16.68 km2)
 • Land6.433 sq mi (16.66 km2)
 • Water0.009 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation
5,978 ft (1,822 m)
Population
 • Total181
 • Density28/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s)575
GNIS feature ID899990[2]

White Signal is a census-designated place in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 181 as of the 2010 census.[1] New Mexico State Road 90 passes through the community.

White Signal was named for a nearby outcropping of reflective white quartz; early residents thought the reflected sunlight resembled a signal. The community had a post office from 1909 to 1933.[3]

Geography[edit]

White Signal is located at 32°34′04″N 108°20′57″W / 32.567728°N 108.349028°W / 32.567728; -108.349028. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has an area of 6.442 square miles (16.68 km2); 6.433 square miles (16.66 km2) of its area is land and 0.009 square miles (0.023 km2) is water.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "2010 Census Gazetteer Files - Places: New Mexico". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  2. ^ "White Signal". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ Julyan, Robert Hixson (January 1, 1996). The Place Names of New Mexico. UNM Press. p. 379. ISBN 9780826316899.