Catron County is named after a famous attorney and Santa Fe political leader, Thomas B. Catron.
Catron County became a county on February 25, 1921.
Catron County is the largest county in land size in the State of New Mexico, but has the third smallest population of any New Mexico County.
The county covers almost 7,000 square miles and is comprised of mostly rugged mountainous terrain.
Less than 20% of the land in Catron County is privately owned with the balance of the land being public.
Approximately 3,500 people make up the population of the county - this translates to two square miles of space per person.
Reserve is the County seat and largest town in the county and boasts a population of about 380.