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Alamosa, Colorado
(Conejos County)

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Welcome to Alamosa ...

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 a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

While we are confident that Alamosa was located in Conejos County, we don't know its actual location within the county.

We've added Alamosa to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Alamosa - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Alamosa, please Contact Us.

When the people of Alamosa refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Alamosan<2>

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Alamosa might be (or was) located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Alamosa would be found within the (719) area code.

Communities Also Named Alamosa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.

Adding Alamosa to Our Gazetteer ...

Our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Alamosa was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Alamosa on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New Mexico (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Alamosa on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 south past Alamosa and then turned east". 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 (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

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 - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>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 the 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.






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