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New Mexico Counties

There is thirty-three counties in the state of New Mexico. There were originally nine counties formed in 1852. Santa Ana County, New Mexico Territory, one of the nine original counties, was annexed in 1876 to Bernalillo County, New Mexico.

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Curry County, New Mexico

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Curry County is a county located in the state of New Mexico. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 48,376. Its county seat is Clovis. The county is named in honor of George Curry, territorial governor of New Mexico from 1907 to 1910.

Curry County comprises the Clovis, NM Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Clovis-Portales, NM Combined Statistical Area. It is located on the far eastern state line, adjacent to the state of Texas, forming part of the region of Eastern New Mexico.

Etymology - Origin of Curry County Name

Named for George Curry, a Kansas native who was territorial governor of New Mexico from 1907-1910

Demographics:

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Curry County History

Curry County was created 25 February 1909. It was formerly part of Roosevelt and Quay Counties. It is a smaller county and prospered due to early railroad building. Farming , ranching, and military bases have given it a healthy economy over the years.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,408 square miles (3,650 km2), of which 1,405 square miles (3,640 km2) is land and 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) (0.2%) is water. It is the fourth-smallest county in New Mexico by area.

Neighboring Counties

Bordering counties are as follows:

  • Quay County - northwest
  • Roosevelt County - southwest
  • Bailey County, Texas - southeast
  • Parmer County, Texas - east
  • Deaf Smith County, Texas - northeast

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