Place:Thoreau, McKinley, New Mexico, United States


Alt namesDlo'oyazhisource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35023277
Dloi Yazhisource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35023277
Dlóʼí Yázhísource: Wikipedia
Mitchellsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS35023277
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates35.414°N 108.224°W
Located inMcKinley, New Mexico, United States
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Thoreau is a census-designated place (CDP) in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 1,863 at the 2000 census.

Practically all residents pronounce the town's name like "thuh-ROO" (similar to "through" or "threw") and not like "thorough" or "throw." The town is also not named for Henry David Thoreau, the transcendentalist author, though this is a common misconception. A history of the town was compiled by local author Roxanne Trout Heath in her book "Thoreau, where the trails cross!" published in 1982.

The ZIP code for Thoreau is 87323.

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