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Welcome to Reserve ...

The village of Reserve is located in southwest New Mexico.

Reserve is located in Catron County<1> and is the County Seat for Catron County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Reserve, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1901.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Reserve has a population of 275 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Reserve is 5,860 feet [1,786 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Reserve is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Reserve lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you leave Reserve and travel west, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST). In addition, you will be moving from an area that observes daylight saving time to one that does not.

Reserve is located in the (575) area code.

The ZIP code for Reserve: 87830<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Reserve had an population of 275 people. This is a decrease of 4.84% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 28.94% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Reserve had a population of 289 people (or 7.76% of the total population of Catron County). This makes Reserve the county's most populous community.

The population of Reserve represents 0.01% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 81st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 289 people, the population of Reserve decreased 25.32% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 387 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Reserve.

Communities Also Named Reserve ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 10 communities that are also named Reserve - they are located in Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana (2), Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Reserve.

Communities near Reserve ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Reserve.

  • Cruzville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Cruzville is located in Catron County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruzville
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Cruzville
  • Apache Creek
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Apache Creek is located in Catron County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apache Creek
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Apache Creek
  • Luna
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Aragon
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Blue
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the west)
  • Mogollon ‑ Historic
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the south)
    • Mogollon is located in Catron County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mogollon
  • Alpine
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northwest)
  • Alma
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
    • Alma is located in Catron County
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alma
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Alma
  • Glenwood
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the south)
  • Nutrioso
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Reserve. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Reserve.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Reserve. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Reserve.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Reserve. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Reserve.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Reserve ...

Looking for more information about Reserve? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Reserve, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Reserve.

Adding Reserve to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Reserve in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Reserve was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Reserve post office opened in 1901.

We also found Reserve on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1951).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Reserve.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Reserve. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Catron, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Reserve.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Reserve - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Reserve). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Reserve or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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