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Allison, Colorado

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Welcome to Allison ...

Allison is located in La Plata County.

From Place Names in Colorado,<1> the origin of Allison is described as "Named for Allison Stocker, who surveyed the local area."

Allison is 6,210 feet [1,893 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Allison is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Allison lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Allison is located in the (970) area code.

Communities near Allison ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Allison and not the distance if driven.<3>.

Community   2017<4>
Bayfield   [Map]   2,687   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Chimney Rock   [Map]   ---   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Durango   [Map]   18,465   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gem Village   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ignacio   [Map]   730   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Trujillo   [Map]   ---   E   24 miles [38.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Allison.

Communities Also Named Allison ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Allison - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Mexico (2), North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Texas (3), Virginia and Washington.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Allison.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Allison. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Allison. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Allison.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Allison:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Allison ...

Looking for more information about Allison? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Allison? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Allison, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Allison.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Colorado

About La Plata County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Allison. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for La Plata County:

The official website for State of Colorado:

Footnotes ...

<1>The full book title is Place Names in Colorado: Why 700 Communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. See our References and Mentions section for Allison.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Allison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Allison. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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 we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0254, Longitude: -107.4860     [Map].

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Allison.

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