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Faywood, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Grant
Area
 • Total 0.526 sq mi (1.36 km2)
 • Land 0.526 sq mi (1.36 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 5,216 ft (1,590 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 33
 • Density 62.7/sq mi (24.2/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 88034
Area code(s) 575
GNIS feature ID 2584099

Faywood is a census-designated place in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 33 as of the 2010 census. Faywood has a post office with ZIP code 88034. It is located 3 miles (4.8 km) north of US 180 on NM 61.

History

The area was the site of hot springs which drew visitors since 1859 when a hotel and bath house was built by William Watts. By 1900 the Faywood settlement was created and named for the developers of the Faywood Hot Springs, J.C. Fay, William Lockwood. A third developer was T.C. McDermott. The post office was moved northeast to Dwyer, but is still named the Faywood Post Office.


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