Dexter is in Chaves County
, and in the Southeast New Mexico
region. The location of Dexter is at the crossroads of State Hwy's 2,560,and 409.
Dexter sits near the Pecos River and is known for the Dexter National Fish Hatchery. The Hatchery is a center for the breeding and study of endangered species of the Southwest. It is also a farming town alfalfa is the primary crop.