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Welcome to Dolores ...

The town of Dolores is located in Montezuma County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dolores has a population of 959 people<2> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Dolores, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated July 19, 1900.

Dolores is 6,940 feet [2,115 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Dolores is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

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

Dolores is within the (970) area code.

The ZIP code for Dolores: 81323<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dolores had an population of 959 people. This is an increase of 2.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dolores had a population of 936 people. This makes Dolores the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Dolores represents 0.02% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 148th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 936 people, the population of Dolores increased 9.22% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 857 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dolores.

Communities Also Named Dolores ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Dolores - they are located in California, New Mexico (2) and Texas (3).

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

Communities near Dolores ...

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

  • Cortez [Montezuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cortez
    • Cortez [Montezuma County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Dolores
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,734 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cortez have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cortez
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cortez<7>
  • Mancos [Montezuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mancos
    • Mancos [Montezuma County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Dolores
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,398 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mancos have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mancos
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mancos<7>
  • McPhee [Montezuma County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McPhee
    • McPhee [Montezuma County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Dolores
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for McPhee. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
  • Lewis [Montezuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis
    • Lewis [Montezuma County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Dolores
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewis<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Yellow Jacket [Montezuma County]
    • Ackmen [Montezuma County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackmen
      • Ackmen [Montezuma County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Dolores
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Ackmen. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • Pleasant View [Montezuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Montezuma County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Dolores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant View<7>
    • Cahone [Dolores County]
    • Towaoc [Montezuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Towaoc
      • Towaoc [Montezuma County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Dolores
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Towaoc have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Towaoc
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Towaoc<7>
    • Hesperus [La Plata County]

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 Dolores. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Dolores.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dolores. 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 Dolores.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dolores ...

Looking for more information about Dolores? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dolores, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dolores.

Adding Dolores to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Dolores in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Dolores was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Dolores on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Colorado (1947).

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

Mentions & References for Dolores

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

The official website for Montezuma County: www.co.montezuma.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 Montezuma, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dolores.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dolores - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Dolores). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dolores or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Dolores) 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 Dolores. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DoloresOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dolores. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4749, Longitude: -108.4979    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.

 

 

 

 

 


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