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White Signal, New Mexico
Census-designated place
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Grant
Area
 • Total 6.442 sq mi (16.68 km2)
 • Land 6.433 sq mi (16.66 km2)
 • Water 0.009 sq mi (0.02 km2)
Elevation 5,978 ft (1,822 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 181
 • Density 28.10/sq mi (10.848/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) 575
GNIS feature ID 899990

White Signal is a census-designated place in Grant County, New Mexico, United States. Its population was 181 as of the 2010 census. New Mexico State Road 90 passes through the community.

White Signal was named for a nearby outcropping of reflective white quartz; early residents thought the reflected sunlight resembled a signal. The community had a post office from 1909 to 1933.

Geography

White Signal is located at 32°34′04″N 108°20′57″W / 32.567728°N 108.349028°W / 32.567728; -108.349028. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the community has an area of 6.442 square miles (16.68 km2); 6.433 square miles (16.66 km2) of its area is land and 0.009 square miles (0.023 km2) is water.


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