Engle, New Mexico

Engle is an unincorporated community in Sierra County, New Mexico, United States.[1]

Engle
Engle
Location within the state of New Mexico
Engle
Engle (the United States)
Coordinates: 33°10′37″N 107°01′53″W
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountySierra
Elevation
4,777 ft (1,456 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s)575
GNIS feature ID888887[1]

Engle was a station on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and New Mexico State Road 51 passes through the community. Elephant Butte Reservoir and Truth or Consequences lie to the west and the San Andres Mountains are to the east.[2]

History

El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro passed through the vicinity of Engle; two former segments of the road near Engle are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3] West of Engle is Engle Lake originally known as the Laguna del Muerto (Lake of the Dead Man). It was a paraje, one of the few along this route through the Jornada del Muerto with reliable seasonal water and grass that grew on the lake bottom following the reteating waters of the evaporating lake. If the lake was dry, stock had to be driven to water at the spring Ojo del Muerto six miles west in the Fra Cristobal Range.[4] :155-157

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