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Alamosa, Colorado
(Conejos County)

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Although we found mention of Alamosa during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Alamosa was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Alamosa. If you can help us locate Alamosa, please Contact Us.

About Alamosa
Alamosa is located in Conejos County (Colorado).

Our Pages for Alamosa ...

-profile   General information about Alamosa
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Alamosa
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Alamosa (By-County)
-census   Census information for Alamosa
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Alamosa
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Alamosa
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Alamosa
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Alamosa
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how residents of Alamosa refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Alamosa may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

A demonym for Alamosa is Alamosan.

For example: My friend has moved to the other side of the state, yet he still thinks of himself as a Alamosan.

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Alamosa and then turned west". While Alamosa could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Alamosa as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Alamosa could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are two Colorado communities named Alamosa: This one is located in Conejos County and the other is located in Alamosa County. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alamosa.

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