Areas of Interest
Union County, New Mexico
Folsom has an incredibly rich history preserved in the buildings, people, and the Folsom museum. Originally, a town named Madison was established where the Granada to fort Union Military route crossed the Dry Cimarron River. When the railroad track was laid through the areas, it bypassed Madison. The townspeople threw together a tent city where the tracks met the river — it was called Rag town because all of the canvas structures. Some time later the bride-elect of President grover Cleveland, Francis Folsom stepped off the train to explore the little town during a whistle stop. The townspeople were smitten by her charms and chose her maiden name with which to christen the little village by the river.