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Welcome to Allison ...

Allison is located in La Plata County<1>.

From Place Names in Colorado,<2> 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.<3> 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 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.

Communities near Allison ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Allison.

  • Bayfield [La Plata County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayfield
    • Bayfield [La Plata County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Allison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,689 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayfield<6>
  • Ignacio [La Plata County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ignacio
    • Ignacio [La Plata County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Allison
    • Estimated population in 2019: 908 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ignacio
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ignacio<6>
  • La Boca [La Plata County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Boca have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Boca
    • La Boca [La Plata County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Allison
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Boca
  • Chimney Rock [Archuleta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chimney Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Rock
    • Chimney Rock [Archuleta County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Allison
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Rock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chimney Rock<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gem Village [La Plata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gem Village
      • Gem Village [La Plata County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Allison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gem Village
    • Navajo Dam [San Juan County]
    • Gato [Archuleta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gato have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gato
      • Gato [Archuleta County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Allison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gato
    • Florida [La Plata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florida
      • Florida [La Plata County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Allison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florida
    • Navajo City [Rio Arriba County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navajo City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navajo City
      • Navajo City [Rio Arriba County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Allison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navajo City
    • Bondad [La Plata County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bondad have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bondad
      • Bondad [La Plata County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the west of Allison
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bondad

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Allison. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Allison.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Allison.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Allison. See our Newspapers 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.

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.

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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: www.co.laplata.co.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including La Plata, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Allison - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) 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, 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: 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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