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Welcome to Taos ...

The city of Taos is located in Cole County<1>.

The location of Taos has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Taos refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Taoseno<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Taos has a population of 1,150 people<4> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Taos.

Taos is 700 feet [213 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Taos lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Taos: (573)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Taos had an population of 1,150 people. This is an increase of 30.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 32.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Taos had a population of 878 people. This makes Taos the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Taos represents 0.01% of the population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 361st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 878 people, the population of Taos has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 870 people).

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

Communities Also Named Taos ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Missouri communities named Taos: This one is located in Cole County and the other is located in Buchanan County.

Beyond Missouri, there are 3 communities that are also named Taos - they are located in Kansas and New Mexico.

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

Communities near Taos ...

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

  • Jefferson City [Cole County]
  • Holts Summit [Callaway County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holts Summit
    • Holts Summit [Callaway County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Taos
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,519 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holts Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holts Summit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holts Summit<7>
  • Wardsville [Cole County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wardsville
    • Wardsville [Cole County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the west of Taos
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,570 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wardsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wardsville
  • Linn [Osage County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linn
    • Linn [Osage County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Taos
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,557 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linn<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saint Martins [Cole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Martins
      • Saint Martins [Cole County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Taos
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Martins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Martins
    • Russellville [Cole County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Russellville
      • Russellville [Cole County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Taos
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 827 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Russellville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Russellville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Russellville<7>
    • New Bloomfield [Callaway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bloomfield
      • New Bloomfield [Callaway County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Taos
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 679 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Bloomfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bloomfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Bloomfield<7>
    • Freeburg [Osage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeburg
      • Freeburg [Osage County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Taos
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeburg
    • Westphalia [Osage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westphalia
      • Westphalia [Osage County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southeast of Taos
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 375 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westphalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westphalia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westphalia<7>
    • Lake Mykee Town [Callaway County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Mykee Town
      • Lake Mykee Town [Callaway County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Taos
      • Estimated population in 2018: 351 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Mykee Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Mykee Town

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Taos ...

Looking for more information about Taos? 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 Taos, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Taos.

Adding Taos to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Taos 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 Taos was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Taos on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1904.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cole County: www.colecounty.org/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Cole, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Taos refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Taos may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Taos.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Taos - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Taos) 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 Taos. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TaosOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taos. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4996, Longitude: -92.0781       In this case, the coordinates for Taos have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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