3 Smallest Villages in New Mexico
There are some pretty tiny towns and villages in New Mexico with at least six that have fewer than 200 residents. Three of those, the smallest villages in the state, have less than 100!
1. Mosquero Village
Surprisingly, this itty bitty village with only 93 people is in two counties. For one of those, Harding, it serves as the county seat. In 2010, there were only 33 families in just 60 households in Mosquero. Exploring this little village is like traveling back to the wild west. If you’re visiting, go for a little drive to see the incredible western murals.
2. Encino Village
Encino Village has just 82 people and looks a lot like a ghost town when you drive down the streets. Located near Albuquerque, there are only 2 square miles of land. Many buildings are abandoned and have remained untouched for decades. These show a glimpse of the village’s history and make for some haunting photo opportunities.
3. Folsom Village
There are no more than 56 people in the village of Folsom, though the history here is rich and deep. There is evidence of 12,000 years of human life in the area, as revealed by the Folsom Man archeological site. You can learn all about it in the Doherty Mercantile building’s museum. This is a great place to stop when you’re visiting the nearby Capulin Volcano National Monument.
Have you been to any of the smallest villages in New Mexico? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments!