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Animas Forks, Colorado

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Welcome to Animas Forks ...

So far, we have found very little information about Animas Forks. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Animas Forks to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Animas Forks, please Contact Us.

Animas Forks would have been located within present day San Juan County.

A typical abbreviation for Animas Forks: Animas Frks.

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Animas Forks for more information about variations on the name of Animas Forks.

Animas Forks was settled in 1873.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Animas Forks is 11,180 feet [3,408 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Animas Forks is about 2¼ miles [or ~3½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: The area where Animas Forks was located is in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Animas Forks would have been located in the (970) area code.

Communities near Animas Forks ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Animas Forks and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
Capitol City - Historic   [Map]   ---   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Chattanooga - Historic   [Map]   ---   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Howardsville - Historic   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Lake City   [Map]   374   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Mountain Village   [Map]   1,415   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ophir   [Map]   171   W   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Animas Forks. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Animas Forks. 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 Animas Forks.

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Animas Forks no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
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PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
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If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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 Animas Forks, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Animas Forks - 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 beginning in Animas Forks. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Animas Forks) 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 Animas Forks. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Animas Forks

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Animas Forks. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.9316, Longitude: -107.5707     [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 Animas Forks.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Animas Forks.