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Quay, New Mexico

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Quay is an unincorporated community in Quay County, New Mexico, United States1 It is located approximately 15 miles 24 km south of Tucumcari on New Mexico State Highway 209

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Climate
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Historyedit

Settlement of the community of Quay began circa 1902 In 1904, the community received its official name following the establishment of its post office2 The name "Quay" honors Matthew S Quay, a Civil War veteran who became a US Senator from Pennsylvania in 1887 While in office, Quay became a proponent of statehood for the Territory of New Mexico and was appreciated throughout the state for his efforts2 New Mexico was admitted as the 47th state in the Union on January 6, 1912 Sometime before 1926, the settlement was moved 15 miles 24 km to the northwest to its present location near the newly constructed New Mexico State Highway 209, which stretches through the broad valley known as Quay Valley2

Climateedit

Climate data for Quay, New Mexico
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F °C 495
97
544
124
622
168
714
219
798
266
882
312
898
321
873
307
807
271
714
219
586
148
499
99
703
213
Average low °F °C 221
−55
252
−38
304
−09
384
36
474
86
563
135
607
159
595
153
525
114
417
54
311
−05
232
−49
407
48
Average precipitation inches mm 05
13
05
13
08
20
10
25
19
48
21
53
31
79
31
79
21
53
14
36
07
18
06
15
176
447
Source: Weatherbase 3

See alsoedit

  • Eastern New Mexico
  • Llano Estacado
  • Caprock Escarpment
  • Tucumcari Mountain
  • Lucianosaurus

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b c "Quay" Geographic Names Information System United States Geological Survey 
  2. ^ a b c Julyan, Robert H 1998 The Place Names of New Mexico 2 ed Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press p 280 ISBN 0826316891 OCLC 39189968 
  3. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Quay, New Mexico" Weatherbase 2011  Retrieved on November 24, 2011

External linksedit

  • Qay County, New Mexico
  • Photos of the Llano Estacado

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