New Mexico allows incorporated places to decide what "type" of title it will have: city, town, or village. These are not based on size as many people assume. I follow the corporate naming conventions as defined and we call an unincorporated yet defined and populated place a "community", usually if they still have a post office or a fire station - the classic American definition of "place". For the many, many "ghost towns" within Wilfornia, we usually call each a "townsite".
We are certainly interested in the history and memories of these places and would be happy to work with current landowners and the descendants of residents and settlers to record their stories and photographs.