Place:Maxwell, Colfax, New Mexico, United States

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NameMaxwell
TypeVillage
Coordinates36.539°N 104.542°W
Located inColfax, New Mexico, United States
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Maxwell is a village in Colfax County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 274 at the 2000 census. Unlike nearby Springer, the village has been losing population due to the rural exodus. Maxwell was established in 1879 as a railroad town on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe. It was named in honor of Lucien Maxwell, who provided the land for the original townsite from his Maxwell Land Grant.

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Around the turn of the twentieth century this town had a short-lived colony of Netherlands-Americans and a Christian Reformed Church. Idzerd Van Dellen, the pastor of that church, established there what became the Bethesda Tuberculosis Sanitarium.


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