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Anaconda, New Mexico

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Although we found mention of Anaconda during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Anaconda was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Anaconda. If you can help us locate Anaconda, please Contact Us.

About Anaconda
Anaconda is located in Cibola County (New Mexico).

Our Pages for Anaconda ...

-profile   General information about Anaconda
-nearby   What's in the neighborhood around Anaconda
-bycounty   Nearest communities to Anaconda (By-County)
-census   Census information for Anaconda
-tidbits   Tidbits and trivia about Anaconda
-genealogy   Our Genealogy Helper for Anaconda
-summary   Summarized information
-map   Interactive map centered on Anaconda
-tripmap   TripAdvisor Tourism pages
-misc   Miscellaneous information
-wishlist   Things we would like to know about Anaconda
-glossary   This page...

Glossary and Definitions ...

FIPS Codes
In the past, the federal government created a set of codes that are used to uniquely identify States, Counties and Populated Places (such as a community like Anaconda). These codes form the Federal Information Processing Standard. (specifically FIPS Document 55-3).

The State Code consists of two digits, the County Code consists of three digits and the Place Code consists of five digits. The County and Place Codes must be used together with the State Code to be truly unique.

For example, the following codes apply to the community of Anaconda:

- State Code:  35 (New Mexico)

- State / County Code:  35 / 006 (Cibola County)

- State / Place Code:  35 / 03120

The FIPS Codes have been replaced by an ANSI standard and the GNIS Feature ID. Although obsolete, the FIPS Codes are still in use by some organizations.

For more information about the FIPS Codes, please visit our Misc Page for Anaconda.

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Anaconda and then turned east". While Anaconda could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Anaconda as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Anaconda could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another New Mexico community named Anaconda.

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