Quay County was created in 1903 from the parent county of Guadalupe. Named for U.S. Senator Matthew S. Quay from Pennsylvania. The county seat is Tucumcari, NM.  Click here for county history.

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Click here to view "Bluffs Llano Estacado" or " Staked Plains" or the Caprock as it is called locally.

(The Bell Ranch was not in Quay County; however, it has been very important in the history of Quay County and Tucumcari, New Mexico. Therefore; the Bell Ranch history is included on the Quay History page.  Harold Kilmer)
Before you leave check the family connections for the following Quay County connections:  Don Harrold's Simeon McFarlands, Angela Lewis's Gurule, Larry's Forbes Family, Beverly's Bargers.

Questions or comments about this page should be addressed to Harold Kilmer, Clovis, NM. If you are interested in adopting a county please contact the State Coordinator. The New Mexico State Coordinator is  Harold Kilmer. Your help is needed and will be appreciated.


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