San Ignacio is a ranching community and technically a ghost town, 18 miles west of Santa Rosa. Perhaps 50 people live here today.
The town name commemorates St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits and a Spaniard, who was the only St. Ignatius known to the people of NM.
In the abandoned buildings, as well as the ones still inhabited, the classic "New Mexico blue" is everywhere, on window frames and doors.
There is a small community cemetery, set far back from the road. Like many small communities in New Mexico, the majority of the markers here are handmade.