Towns and Places

In the larger scheme of things, the towns of the Black Range are not that old, many date from the 1880’s and very few can claim a settlement date earlier than the Anglo incursion into the area.  Some have, for all intents and purposes, vanished; some still hang on as small rural communities; and in the Mimbres growth seems to be the order of the day.  The following pages provide more information about a limited number of these settlements.  Our photo gallery of the area is found at this link.

Andrews - Eastern foothills of the Black Range, north of NM-152.

Ft. Cummings and Cooke’s Spring - Southeastern edge of the Range

Fluorite Ridge (Pony Hills etc.) - Southwestern edge of the Range



Lake Valley

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