Gallup Travel Guide

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Gallup Overview

Gallup is a town of about 22,000 (up 9% since 2000) located along Interstate 40 (old Route 66) in Northwest New Mexico. Gallup was founded in 1881 when the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad came through the area. Gallup was named for David Gallup a paymaster for the railroad. Gallup is known for all the Indians tribes in the area (like Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni) and for mining. Gallup is the county seat for McKinley County. McKinley County is one of only 38 counties in the United States, where English is not the main language spoken at home. 46% of county residents speak Navajo at home. Gallup also has a couple of nice museums to visit.