White Signal, New Mexico

White Signal is a census-designated place in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 181 as of the 2010 census.[1] New Mexico State Road 90 passes through the community.

White Signal, New Mexico
White Signal
White Signal
Coordinates: 32°33′21″N 108°21′58″W
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
  Total6.442 sq mi (16.68 km2)
  Land6.433 sq mi (16.66 km2)
  Water0.009 sq mi (0.02 km2)
5,978 ft (1,822 m)
  Density28/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
Area code(s)575
GNIS feature ID899990[2]

White Signal was named for a nearby outcropping of reflective white quartz; early residents thought the reflected sunlight resembled a signal. The community had a post office from 1909 to 1933.[3]


White Signal is located at 32.567728°N 108.349028°W / 32.567728; -108.349028. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has an area of 6.442 square miles (16.68 km2); 6.433 square miles (16.66 km2) of its area is land and 0.009 square miles (0.023 km2) is water.[1]


  1. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files - Places: New Mexico". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  2. "White Signal". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. Julyan, Robert Hixson (January 1, 1996). The Place Names of New Mexico. UNM Press. p. 379. ISBN 9780826316899.

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