Pleasanton, New Mexico facts for kids
|Pleasanton, New Mexico|
|Location within the state of New Mexico|
|• Total||1.58 sq mi (4.09 km2)|
|• Land||1.53 sq mi (3.95 km2)|
|• Water||0.05 sq mi (0.14 km2)|
|• Density||69/sq mi (26.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Mountain (MST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC)|
Pleasanton is a census-designated place in the Williams Valley of Catron County, south of Glenwood and north of Cliff, in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 106. It was renowned as a safehaven for Mormon polygamists for several years.
Pleasanton was founded by Mormons in 1882. The 24th child of Mormon polygamist Jacob Hamblin was born there in 1884. Hamblin died of malarial fever in 1886. Other polygamists, including William Maxwell, made their home in Pleasanton specifically to evade the law.
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