Arrey, New Mexico

Summary

Arrey is a census-designated place in Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. It lies about 22 miles (35.4 km) south of Truth or Consequences. As of the 2010 census, its population was 232.[1]

Arrey, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Arrey, New Mexico is located in New Mexico
Arrey, New Mexico
Arrey, New Mexico
Coordinates: 32°50′55″N 107°19′09″W / 32.84861°N 107.31917°W / 32.84861; -107.31917Coordinates: 32°50′55″N 107°19′09″W / 32.84861°N 107.31917°W / 32.84861; -107.31917
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountySierra
Area
 • Total0.790 sq mi (2.05 km2)
 • Land0.790 sq mi (2.05 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
4,180 ft (1,270 m)
Population
 • Total232
 • Density290/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s)575
GNIS feature ID898717[2]

In 1890, the town was founded as Bonito when several Hispanic families made a deal with a cattle agent to settle here. The land was then deeded to the Butte Land and Cattle Company after the land was proved. In 1901, a post office was established, with Urbano Arrey as the first postmaster; he gave his name to the community. Today descendants of the original homesteaders still live in the community.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "2010 Census Gazetteer Files - Places: New Mexico". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved November 9, 2014.
  2. ^ "Arrey". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ Julyan, Robert (1996). The Place Names of New Mexico. University of New Mexico Press. p. 22. ISBN 0826316891.