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: 2
Average Price: $283,450
Highest Price: $349,900
Lowest Price: $217,000

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Listings in Radium Springs, NM

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A Very Special Home On 2 Acres , With Room For ...

$349,900 Pending Continue To Show 12455 Fort Bayard, Radium Springs, NM
  • 4 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2 Acres
  • 2,754 ft²


A Very Special Home On 2 Acres , With Room For Horses , Rvs And Any Toy You May Have . Pueblo, Rustic Style , Extensive Use Of Vigas And Solid Wood Doors And Cabinets , Flagstone Flooring And Counter Tops , Large Stone Fireplace Dominates The Living Room ....

MLS® #1903082
RE/MAX Classic Realty

Fantastic Horse Property!!! This Is A 2 Acre Pr...

$217,000 Active 11940 Robledo Vista Road, Radium Springs, NM
  • 3 Beds
  • Baths
  • 2 Acres
  • 1,396 ft²


Fantastic Horse Property!!! This Is A 2 Acre Property With Animal Stalls, Corrals, Tack Room, 4 Covered Parking Spaces, Storage Sheds And A 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Manufactured Home With An East Facing Deck And Plenty Of Parking! Home Has Refrigerated Ac, Wo...

MLS® #1901477
RE/MAX Classic Realty

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