Modern day Cabezon was developed by Club North Inc. A well-established company that has built homes from Tennessee to California and a New Mexico community development track record that includes project in Albuquerque and Los Lunas.
The modern day Cabezon commuity is named after a village that was originally started in the 1870's as a focal point for local farming and raising sheep. It was also a staging post beween Santa Fe and the military outpost at Fort Wingate. It flourished until the late 1940's and many old village buildings are still standing, creating a classic ghost town atmosphere situated at the base of the 7,785 feet elevation Cabezon Peak.
The name "Cabezon" is derived from the Spanish noun "cabeza," meaning "head," and "Cabezon" translates as "big head."