Tucumcari, New Mexico Facts:
- County: Quay
- Coverage Area (Total): 7.6 sq. miles
- Elevation: 4,091 ft.
- Population: 5,354
- Cities/Towns covered in local Names and Numbers Phone Book: New Mexico – Abbott, Albert, Amistad, Anton Chico, Arch, Bard, Bell Ranch, Bellview, Bernal, Bingham, Broadview, Bueyeros, Cameron, Cannon AFB, Causey, Cedarvale, Clapham, Claunch, Clayton, Clines Corners, Clovis, Colonias, Conchas Dam, Corona, Cuervo, Dahilia, Dilia, Dora, Dunlap, Duran, El Valle (San Miguel Co), Elida, Encino, Endee, Farley, Field, Floyd, Forrest, Ft Sumner, Gallegos, Garita, Gladstone, Glenrio, Gonzales Ranch, Grady, Grier, Hayden, House, Ilfeld, Ima, Jordan, La Loma, Leyba, Logan, Maes, McAlister, Melrose, Milagro, Mills, Milnesand, Montoya, Mosquero, Mt. Dora, Nara Visa, Newkirk, Pasamonte, Pastura, Pep, Pleasant Hill, Portales, Porter, Progresso, Pueblo, Puerto de Luna, Quay, Ragland, Ramon, Ranchvale, Ribera, Rogers, Rome, Rosebud, Rosedale, Rowe, Roy, Sabinoso, St Vrain, San Jon, San Jose, San Miguel, San Ysidro, Santa Rosa, Sedan, Sena, Seneca, Serafina, Solano, South Clovis, Stead, Sumner Lake, Taiban, Tecolote, Tecolotito, Texico, Tolar, Trementina, Trujillo, Tucumcari, Ute Dam, Variadero, Vaughn, Villanueva, Wagon Wheel, Weber City, Wheatland, White Lakes, Yeso; Texas – Farwell, Glenrio, Oklahoma Lane, Pleasant Hill (Parmer County), San Jon
The area known as Tucumcari was founded in 1901 as a construction camp built by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad. Due to the numerous gunfights that occurred in the community, it was originally named Six Shooter Siding. Once it grew into a permanent settlement, it was renamed Tucumcari (after Tucumcari Mountain) in 1908.
Clint Eastwood has been connected to the Tucumcari area through two of his most popular early roles in television and film – scenes for the television show "Rawhide" and the classic Sergio Leone film "For a Few Dollars More," both starring Eastwood, were shot in the Tucumcari area.
Tucumcari maintains a variety of attractions including: