Madrid, New Mexico


Madrid Details

Status: Active Town

Date Settled: 1869

Current Population: 300

Peak Population: ~2,500

Elevation: 6,020 Feet (1,835 meters)

Primary Mineral: Coal

State: New Mexico

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Madrid Description

Madrid was founded in 1869 near the site of sporadic gold prospects. It wasn't until the 1890's, when the rich coal beds in the area began to be mined on a large scale, that Madrid became a company coal town and a regional mining center with several thousand inhabitants. Today Madrid is a popular artists colony and tourist destination.

Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain


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