Madrid is in Santa Fe County
, and in the North Central New Mexico
region. To find Madrid just head northeast of Albuquerque
between Albuquerque and Santa Fe
along Highway 14 near the Rio Grande
Madrid is part of the Santa Fe, New Mexico metro area.
The story of Madrid all starts with one man, Oscar Huber. Madrid was a coal-mining town owned by the Albuquerque and Cerrillos Coal Company. Huber started with the company in 1910 and became superintendent after a few years then eventually buying the company. Electricity was unavailable to homes as late as 1913. Generated in a company powerhouse, electricity was limited to company uses only. After Huber acquired the company, he paved the streets, built new homes on lots made vacant by fires, constructed a six room hospital and made arrangements for unlimited use of electricity and much, much more. Oscar Huber made Madrid a town proud of itself.