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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.
Named for George Curry, a Kansas native who was territorial governor of New Mexico from 1907-1910
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
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.
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.
Bordering counties are as follows: