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Quay County (pronounced "kway") is a county located in Eastern New Mexico.  As of the 2000 census, the population is 10,115.  The county seat is Tucumcari.  Quay County was named for  Pennsylvania senator Matthew Quay, who supported New Mexico statehood.

 

                               Quay County Courthouse

                                          QUAY COUNTY COURTHOUSE 

Statistics 
Founded                February 28, 1903
Seat                       Tucumcari 
Largest City          Tucumcari
Area
Total                      2,882 sq mi (7,464 km)
Water                    7 sq mi (18 km), 0.24%
Population
(2010)                    9,041
Density                  3/sq mi (1/km)
Localities
City                       Tucumcari
Villages
House
Logan
San Jon
Communities
Forrest
Glenrio
McAlister 
Nara Visa
Quay
Wheatland

   
                                     County Location

 
                                      New Mexico Location

Adjacent counties 
Union County, New Mexico - north
Harding County, New Mexico - northwest
San Miguel County, New Mexico - west
Guadalupe County, New Mexico - west
De Baca County, New Mexico - southwest
Roosevelt County, New Mexico - south
Curry County, New Mexico - south
Deaf Smith County, Texas - southeast
Oldham County, Texas - east
Hartley County, Texas - northeast

                                     

 
  2008 Quay County Government