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Agua Fria, New Mexico
(Colfax County)

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Welcome to Agua Fria ...

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

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

Agua Fria would have been located within present day Colfax County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Agua Fria is 8,360 feet [2,548 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Agua Fria is about 1½ mile [or ~2½ km] above sea level.

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

If Agua Fria still existed, it would have been in the (575) area code.

Communities near Agua Fria ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Agua Fria and not the distance as if you drove.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Angel Fire   [Map]   1,089   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Eagle Nest   [Map]   254   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Idlewild   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lakeview Pines   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Shady Brook   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Taos Pueblo   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Communities Also Named Agua Fria ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two New Mexico communities named Agua Fria: This one is located in Colfax County and the other is located in Santa Fe County.

Beyond New Mexico, there are 5 communities that are also named Agua Fria - they are located in Arizona (2) and California (2).

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

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 Agua Fria. 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 Agua Fria. 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 Agua Fria.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of New Mexico

About Colfax County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of New Mexico:

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 Agua Fria, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Agua Fria - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Agua Fria) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Agua Fria. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4300, Longitude: -105.2989     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Agua Fria have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Agua Fria.

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