Radium Springs, NM

Until a post office was established in 1926, Radium Springs had been known as Fort Selden Springs, named for nearby Fort Selden.


Known for its rich history, early settlers once used this area as a passage to Jornada del Muerto. The small town of Radium Springs is located on NM 185 west of the Rio Grande and across from Fort Selden State Monument and the ruins of a 19th-century army outpost Fort Selden. The community owes its name to the free-slowing mineral hot springs that were often frequented by soldiers from nearby Fort Selden. It was when the post office was established, that a mineral analysis of the water was performed and showed enough "millimicrocuries" of radium per liter of water that the town could use the word "radium" in its name! In the 1920s the Radium Springs Resort Hotel was built with bathhouses connected to the wells. It attracted many people who felt the water was beneficial for arthritis, nerve problems and many other diseases. It flourished for almost 50 years, then fell from favor, and was even once used as a women's prison and also an art center.


Another unique feature of Radium Springs is the Leasburg Dam. Constructed in 1908, it is one of the oldest diversion dams in New Mexico which was constructed not to hold back the flow of the Rio Grande river, but to instead divert it into a system of canals for use by nearby farms. Leasburg Dam State Park offers year-round camping, picnicking, and bird watching. From about mid-March to mid-October the park is also a venue for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking in the Rio Grande.


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Statistics (residential)

Total Listings: 3
Average Price: $144,967
Highest Price: $250,000
Lowest Price: $75,000

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Listings in Radium Springs, NM

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This North Valley Well Maintained Home Is 2,733...

$250,000 Active 235 Sunken Train Place, Radium Springs, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2,733 ft²

Residential

This North Valley Well Maintained Home Is 2,733 Sf, Has Refrigerated Air, And Is On A Permanent Foundation. Featured Are Three Bedrooms, Two Baths, And Four Separate Living Spaces! The Game Room Is Perfect For Entertaining With A Conveying Pool Table And A ...

MLS® #1503441
Steinborn & Associates

This Is A Really Nice Home With 2 Bedrooms, And...

$75,000 Active 12330 Fort Mclane Road, Radium Springs, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 832 ft²

Residential

This Is A Really Nice Home With 2 Bedrooms, And 2 Full Baths. Country Kitchen With Wood Cabinetry, Plenty Of Counter Space, And Filtered Water. All Stainless Appliances, Gas Range, Vent Hood And Refrigerator. Handicap Ramp If Need Be, 2 Bay Carport, Morge...

MLS® #1701317
Steinborn & Associates

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