Engle, New Mexico


Engle is an unincorporated community in Sierra County, New Mexico.[1]

Engle is located in New Mexico
Location within the state of New Mexico
Engle is located in the United States
Engle (the United States)
Coordinates: 33°10′37″N 107°01′53″W / 33.17694°N 107.03139°W / 33.17694; -107.03139Coordinates: 33°10′37″N 107°01′53″W / 33.17694°N 107.03139°W / 33.17694; -107.03139
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
4,777 ft (1,456 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)575
GNIS feature ID888887[1]

Engle was a station on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and New Mexico State Road 51 passes through the community. Elephant Butte Reservoir and Truth or Consequences lie to the west and the San Andres Mountains are to the east.[2]


El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro passed through the vicinity of Engle; two former segments of the road near Engle are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3] West of Engle is Engle Lake originally known as the Laguna del Muerto (Lake of the Dead Man). It was a paraje, one of the few along this route through the Jornada del Muerto with reliable seasonal water and grass that grew on the lake bottom following the retreating waters of the evaporating lake. If the lake was dry, stock had to be driven to water at the spring Ojo del Muerto, six miles west in the Fra Cristobal Range.[4] : 155–157 

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  1. ^ a b "Engle, New Mexico". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Engle, NM and Sowell, NM 15 Minute Topographic Quadrangles, USGS, 1959
  3. ^ "Weekly List of Actions Taken On Properties: 2/13/12 Through 2/17/12". National Park Service. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  4. ^ George D. Torok, From the Pass to the Pueblos, Sunstone Press, Santa Fe, Dec 1, 2011
  5. ^ IMBD-Rudd Weatherwax

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