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Welcome to Curry County, NM!

Curry County was founded in February 1909 and is located on the far eastern state line, adjacent to the state of Texas, forming part of the region of Eastern New Mexico. The cities and towns located in Curry County include Clovis, Texico, Grady, Melrose, Bellview, Broadview, and Saint Vrain.

Curry County is the third smallest county in New Mexico (at 1,408 square miles) and is made up of mostly flat, semi-arid high plains land. Its county seat, Clovis, was once known as the “Cattle capital of the Southwest.” Today Curry’s economy is based on farming, ranching, dairies, Cannon Air Force Base, railroad, and retail trade. Curry County leads New Mexico in corn, wheat, and sorghum production.

At an elevation of 4,280 feet, the area enjoys a relatively moderate climate. Summers are warm with few extremes of heat and winters are cool with few extremes of cold. A few snowfalls occur each winter and rainstorms are prevalent in the summer.

Curry County is a friendly community where people know each other and enjoy getting together to socialize at many of the areas special activities and events, such as the Curry County Fair, Pioneer Days Rodeo, Dairy Fest, and Clovis Music Festival to name a few. The back drop for some of these events is the spacious 3,320 acre Ned Houk Memorial Park. This park is an excellent fishing, hiking, picnic, and recreation destination. The County has an array of first-class accommodations, dining, and shopping opportunities. Local attractions include the Norman Petty Studios Museum, the Black Water Draw Museum and Archeology Site, Hillcrest Park & Zoo, and the Clovis Depot Model Train Museum; there is something for everyone in Curry County.

With over 300 days of glorious sunshine a year, Curry County is a wonderful environment to host your special event or activity.

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