Wandering Lizard
New Mexico

An online magazine with information related to attractions, lodging, dining,
and travel resources in selected areas of New Mexico

Cibola County

Grants - County Seat

Grants, New Mexico, is the county seat of Cibola County and is located on Interstate Highway 40 about sixty miles east of Gallup. In the 1880s three Canadian brothers named Grant were awarded a contract to build a section of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad through New Mexico. As their work progressed Grants Camp became Grants Station and finally Grants. For a time the town was a successful logging camp. After logging declined in the 1930s it became the "Carrot Capital" of the United States. It also benefited by the completion of Route 66 in 1926. In 1950 Patricio Martinez discovered uranium in the mountains nearby and the town prospered until the 1980s when the local mining industry fell on hard times.


Bernallilo County | Cibola County | Grant County | Lincoln County | McKinley County | Otero County
Rio Arriba County | San Juan County | San Miguel County | Sandoval County | Taos County
Torrance County | Map of New Mexico Counties | New Mexico Index
New Mexico Home
Alaska Home | Arizona Home | California Home | Colorado Home | Hawaii Home | Idaho Home
Nevada Home | Oregon Home | Texas Home | Utah Home | Washington Home | Wyoming Home
Russia Home | Australia/New Zealand Home | South Africa Home
Western History Notes | Biographical Notes
Wandering Lizard Home
Cristalen Blog
Cristalen believes all information to be correct
but assumes no legal responsibility for it's accuracy
Copyright by Cristalen © 1997 through © 2013. All Rights Reserved
This web site constructed and maintained by Cristalen
About the Photography | What is New | Who What Why | Contact Us | Navigation Tips