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Caballo, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Caballo, New Mexico is located in New Mexico
Caballo, New Mexico
Caballo, New Mexico
Location in New Mexico
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Sierra
Area
 • Total 0.979 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Land 0.979 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation
4,252 ft (1,296 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 112
 • Density 114.4/sq mi (44.17/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
87931
Area code(s) 575
GNIS feature ID 898738

Caballo is a census-designated place in Sierra County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 112 as of the 2010 census. Caballo has a post office with ZIP code 87931. The community is located along New Mexico State Road 187, north and south of Exit 63 on Interstate 25.

Caballo was founded in 1908, when John Gordon and his extended family homesteaded here. It was named after the mountains to the east. A post office was established in 1916. In 1938, the Caballo Dam was constructed, creating a lake which forced residents to re-establish the community to the west. The lake is host to Caballo Lake State Park.

Geography

Caballo is located at 32°58′50″N 107°18′27″W / 32.980625°N 107.307469°W / 32.980625; -107.307469. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has an area of 0.979 square miles (2.54 km2), all of it land.

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