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Grants in Cibola County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Grants

Population 11,451 Elevation 6500 ft

 
 
Grants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
1. Grants Marker
Inscription. Located just north of the great lava bed known as the malpais, Grants began as a coaling station for the Santa Fe Railroad. Around 1880 it was known as Grant's Camp, after the Canadian bridge contractor Angus A. Grant. In 1950, the area's vast uranium deposits were discovered.
 
Location. 35° 7.874′ N, 107° 49.624′ W. Marker is in Grants, New Mexico, in Cibola County. Marker is on New Mexico Route 117 0.3 miles north of Interstate 40, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grants NM 87020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); San Rafael (approx. 2.9 miles away); a different marker also named Grants (approx. 2.9 miles away); El Malpais (approx. 11.2 miles away but has been reported missing).
 
Rear of Grants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
2. Rear of Grants Marker
Grants Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 23, 2010
3. Grants Marker
El Malpais lava bed south of Grants image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, March 16, 2009
4. El Malpais lava bed south of Grants
View from cliff above the lava fields of El Malpais National Monument (referenced on marker). Looking north in general direction of Grants, with Mount Taylor rising in background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4. submitted on , by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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