Rowe, New Mexico

Rowe is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in San Miguel County, New Mexico, United States. It is located along Interstate 25 near the Pecos National Historical Park, at an elevation of 6,821 feet.

Rowe, New Mexico
Church in Rowe, New Mexico
Church in Rowe, New Mexico
Rowe, New Mexico is located in the United States
Rowe, New Mexico
Rowe, New Mexico
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 35°29′31.2″N 105°40′30″W / 35.492000°N 105.67500°W / 35.492000; -105.67500Coordinates: 35°29′31.2″N 105°40′30″W / 35.492000°N 105.67500°W / 35.492000; -105.67500
CountryUnited States
StateNew Mexico
CountySan Miguel
Elevation
6,821 ft (2,079 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)

Rowe was established to provide labor for the Santa Fe Railroad in the late 1870s and early 1880s. The majority of the population came from Las Ruedas two miles away on the Pecos River. A pipeline to provide water for steam engines was laid between Rowe and the then village of Las Ruedas. Las Ruedas ceased to exist and by the time of the 1880 U.S. Federal Census most of the former residents of Las Ruedas were resettled in Rowe.

The old Las Ruedas townsite is privately owned.

The Native American Preparatory School operated in the community from 1995 until it closed in 2002.

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