Manzano in in Torrance County
, and in the Central New Mexico
region. This community is southeast of Albuquerque
off Highway 60.
Settlement dates from November 28, 1829.
MANZANA. MANZANO. Near this town, on NM 10, 15 mi NW of Mountainair, are two old apple orchards, which tradition claims were planted during the mission period before 1676. But Dr. Florence Hawley Ellis, University of New Mexico, dates the trees, from ring growth, as no earlier than 1800.