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Amistad, New Mexico
Amistad Museum, May 2008
Amistad Museum, May 2008
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Union
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
88410
Area code(s) 575

Amistad is an unincorporated community in Union County, New Mexico, United States. It is located approximately 39 miles south of Clayton on State Route 402.

History

Amistad was a stop for cattle drives during the late 19th century. In 1906, Henry S. Wannamaker, a Congregational minister, promoted homesteading by placing ads in church newspapers. This led to more than 40 older ministers staking claims in Amistad.

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