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1890 Communities Near Allison ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Allison in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Allison.

Arboles   (Archuleta County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the East (E) from Allison
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Arboles had a post office and railroad service
 
Carracas   (Archuleta County)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Allison
 - Carracas had railroad service and no post office
 
Dulce (NM)   (Rio Arriba County (NM))       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Allison
 - Dulce had railroad service and no post office
 
Durango   (La Plata County)       [Map]  
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Allison
 - 1895 population of 2,726 people (with 18,465 people in 2017)
 - Durango had a post office and railroad service
 
Ignacio   (La Plata County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Allison
 - Ignacio had a post office and railroad service
 
Juanita   (Archuleta County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Juanita was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Allison
 - Juanita had railroad service and no post office
 
La Boca   (La Plata County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Allison
 - La Boca had railroad service and no post office
 
Navajo (NM)   (Rio Arriba County (NM))       [Map]  
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Allison
 - Navajo had railroad service and no post office
 
Pagosa Springs   (Archuleta County)       [Map]  
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Allison
 - 1895 population of 227 people (with 1,940 people in 2017)
 - Pagosa Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Piedra   (Archuleta County)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Allison
 - Piedra had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rosa (NM)   (Rio Arriba County (NM)) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Rosa was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Allison
 - Rosa had a post office and no railroad service

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The official website for La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: www.colorado.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Allison, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in Allison. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allison) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Allison. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Allison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allison. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0254, Longitude: -107.4860     [Map].

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