Place:Torreon, Sandoval, New Mexico, United States


TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates35.783°N 107.21°W
Located inSandoval, New Mexico, United States
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Torreon is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sandoval County, New Mexico, United States. The population was 297 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Albuquerque Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Torreon is a small community that is home to many Navajo families. Torreon is split by two county lines; the Sandoval and McKinley county lines. The highway coming from Cuba, NM is Highway 197 and passes through Torreon. This same road becomes Navajo 9 after crossing the county line. To the north of Torreon lies Ojo Encino, NM; to the south lies Ricon Marcus, NM; and to the east lies Cuba, NM; and to the west lies Pueblo Pintado, NM. Torreon has only one store, and sells basic food items, gasoline, and diesel. No other establishment exists in Torreon, except the Chapter House, Torreon Day School, and Torreon Navajo Mission. Past times for the community include softball, horse races, mud bogs, and bingo. Navajo ceremonies also play a role in the community and practiced during the changing of the seasons.

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