Tyrone

Name:

Tyrone

County:

Grant

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

32° 38′ 30.5 N, 108° 19′ 31.5 W

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Time Zone:

Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Tyrone is a ghost town located in Grant County, New Mexico, United States, in the southwestern part of the state.

Remains:

Tyrone was an elaborately planned community financed by the Phelps Dodge Corporation, based on Mediterranean and European styles, designed by well-known architect Bertram Goodhue and built in 1915 at a cost of more than a million dollars. A drop in copper prices in 1921 closed the mines and the town was deserted.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

The townsite was later destroyed as part of Phelps Dodge’s development of the Tyrone open-pit copper mine, which began operation in 1969.

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