Crossroads is located in the northern section of the county about 18 miles north of Tatum at the intersection of state roads 206 and 508. It was named in connection with a post office application. Lora Miller applied for a post office to be established at her grocery store under the name Cross Roads. The postal service granted the application, but made the name one word, Crossroads.(1)
Homer Lofton Miller and Lora Hutcherson Miller were originally residents of Scurry County in West Texas. Homer died there in 1919 and Lora is said to have homesteaded with her three children for a few years in Lea County, after she became a widow. By 1930, Mrs. Miller had returned to Scurry County, Texas. She passed away in 1976 in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas.
(1) Julyan, Robert, “The Place Names of New Mexico,” University of New Mexico Press, 1998.