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San Antonio NM

San Antonio, NM

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San Antonio is an unincorporated community in Socorro County, New Mexico, United States, roughly in the center of the state. The entire population of the county is around 18,000; the population of San Antonio is hard to pin down because the area is somewhat ill-defined.
San Antonio is nowadays partly agricultural, partly a bedroom community for Socorro and White Sands Missile Range. San Antonio supports a few small businesses, which include The original Owl Bar, Manny's Buckhorn Tavern, featured in 2009 on Throw Down with Bobby Flay, Sichler Farms Produce a seasonal road side market, and a General Store. there are other aspects, such as being the gateway to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. Interstate 25 runs along the west, and US 380 begins there and heads east to Carrizozo. The Rio Grande is just to the east of San Antonio, and the BNSF Railway runs through it and has a small yard (not much more than a siding).
San Antonio has an elementary school, built in the WPA era. It also has a water system and a volunteer fire department; both include in their districts Luis Lopez, midway between San Antonio and Socorro, as well as Bosquecito and San Pedro, both of which are east of the Rio Grande. There is no local government other than the county itself. There is a US Post Office (Zip Code 87832).

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