Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

County contains dozens of ghost towns

 

January 1, 2020

Ron Warnick

The Anniston Cemetery, which overlooks a hill near Highway 469 north of San Jon, remains the only evidence of the long-vanished town of Anniston. Quay County once counted about 80 towns during a boom-and-bust period about a century ago.

On a wall of the Quay County Clerk's office hangs a 1964 map of ghost towns in New Mexico.

The New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources compiled the map, of which copies are available from the office for a fee. In Quay County, the map show...



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