Whites City, New Mexico

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Whites City, New Mexico
White's City, en route to Carlsbad Caverns National Park
White's City, en route to
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Whites City is located in New Mexico
Whites City
Whites City
Coordinates: 32°10′32″N 104°22′36″W / 32.17556°N 104.37667°W / 32.17556; -104.37667Coordinates: 32°10′32″N 104°22′36″W / 32.17556°N 104.37667°W / 32.17556; -104.37667
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountyEddy
Area
 • Total0.454 sq mi (1.18 km2)
 • Land0.454 sq mi (1.18 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
3,661 ft (1,116 m)
Population
 • Total7
 • Density15/sq mi (6.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
88268
Area code(s)575
GNIS feature ID899991[3]

Whites City is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Eddy County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 7 as of the 2010 census. Whites City has a post office with ZIP code 88268.[4][5]

Whites City had its start in the 1920s as a commercial resort owned by Charlie White.[6] The community is primarily a resort town for visitors to nearby Carlsbad Caverns National Park.[7] U.S. Route 62, U.S. Route 180, and New Mexico State Road 7 all pass through the community.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ "Whites City". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  5. ^ "Postmaster Finder - Post Offices by ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved March 4, 2014.
  6. ^ Rivero, Nicolas (25 August 2017). "The Smallest Town in Each of the 50 States". Mental Floss. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  7. ^ "White's City History". Historic White's City New Mexico. Retrieved March 4, 2014.