About Carson

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Carson is a tiny community situated at about 7,000 feet (2,200 m) elevation, on a mesa between Santa Fe and Taos. Carson is well situated for many attractions in the vicinity including the Ojo Caliente  Hot Springs, Taos Pueblo World Heritage Site, Rio Grande Gorge, and the historic town of Taos, as well as for the recreational opportunities offered by nearby Rio Grande del Norte National Monument and Carson National Forest.

Below is an amended excerpt from the entry in Wikipedia about Carson, New Mexico.

Carson is a low-density rural residential area and an unincorporated community in southwestern Taos County, New Mexico, United States. Named after frontiersman and Taos resident Kit Carson, Carson was founded c. 1908, when the surrounding area was opened for homesteading.

Carson has a post office, with the ZIP code 87517. The 87517 ZIP Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) is listed in the 2000 census as having a population of 158; 114 housing units; a land area of 35.03 sq. miles; a water area of 0 sq. miles; and a population density of 4.51 people per sq. mile.

While Carson has attracted new residents from around the country, and around the world, over the years, there has also been a steady attrition in the population as a few people die each year and some move away. So the population has remained fairly steady.

The Carson Post Office is where residents pick up their mail and occasionally catch up with neighbors.