Most People Don’t Know How These 7 Towns In New Mexico Got Their Start

The Land of Enchantment is not only home to some unusual towns, but also some with equally strange origins. Here’s a look at a few towns and cities around New Mexico with some odd names and stories.

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How many of these town origin stories did you know? What other locations would you add to this list?

On the lookout for other unusual places around the state? Read about some oddball spots in These 9 Weird Places In New Mexico Are As Strange As It Gets.

Address: Candy Kitchen, NM 87321, USA
Address: Cloudcroft, NM 88317, USA
Address: Clovis, NM 88101, USA
Address: Hope, NM 88250, USA
Address: Mesilla, NM, USA
Address: Pie Town, NM 87827, USA
Address: Truth or Consequences, NM, USA