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Our Genealogy Helper for Colmor ...

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

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


We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Colmor (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Colmor. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Although our information shows that the community of Colmor is historic, it would have been located within present day Colfax County.

To see how the shape of New Mexico's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colfax County: Costilla (CO), Las Animas (CO), Harding, Mora, Taos & Union.

Below are the counties that are near Colmor. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Colmor:

  • Colfax County     (The home county of Colmor)
    • Springer [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springer
      • Springer [Colfax County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Colmor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springer<4>
    • Miami [Colfax County]
    • Maxwell [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
      • Maxwell [Colfax County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Colmor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 213 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maxwell<4>
    • Cimarron [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cimarron
      • Cimarron [Colfax County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Colmor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 884 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cimarron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cimarron<4>
    • Ute Park [Colfax County]
    • Angel Fire [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angel Fire
      • Angel Fire [Colfax County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the west of Colmor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,070 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angel Fire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angel Fire<4>
    • Eagle Nest [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Nest
      • Eagle Nest [Colfax County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Colmor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Nest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagle Nest<4>
  • Harding County
    • Mills [Harding County]
    • Roy [Harding County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roy
      • Roy [Harding County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Colmor
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roy<4>
  • Mora County
  • Union County

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Colmor, see our County-by-County Page for Colmor.

Newspapers Published in Colmor ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Colmor.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Colmor, there are papers which were published within 40 miles [64.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Colmor.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Colmor:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from New Mexico

Cemeteries Near Colmor ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Colmor.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Colmor covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Mountain View Cemetery
  • Miami Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miami Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miami Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Miami Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Colmor.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miami Cemetery
  • Paises Cemetery
  • Calhoun Cemetery
  • Santa Clara Cemetery
  • Hillside Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Abreu Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Abreu Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Abreu Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Abreu Cemetery lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the northwest of Colmor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abreu Cemetery
    • Mestenito Cemetery
    • Strong Cemetery
    • Johnson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Johnson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Johnson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Johnson Cemetery lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Colmor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson Cemetery
    • Johnson Cemetery
    • Ocate Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ocate Catholic Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ocate Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ocate Catholic Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Colmor.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocate Catholic Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38283<5>
    • Halls Peak Cemetery
    • Mills Cemetery
    • Cimmarron Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cimmarron Cemetery
      • The Cimmarron Cemetery is a large cemetery that is located outside and to the southwest of Cimarron.More accurately, Cimmarron Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Colmor.
      • Cimmarron Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Mountain View Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cimmarron Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #38005<5>

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.

Colmor itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 20 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Colmor, with the one closest to Colmor listed first.

  • Colmor [Colfax County] - Historic
    • While Colmor was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colmor
    • Colmor [Colfax County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Colmor
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 20 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Colmor had a post office and railroad service
  • Levy [Mora County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Levy
    • Levy [Mora County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Colmor
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Levy had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Levy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Levy
  • Springer [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springer
    • Springer [Colfax County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Colmor
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,114 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 910 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Springer had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springer<4>
  • Wagon Mound [Mora County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wagon Mound
    • Wagon Mound [Mora County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Colmor
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 136 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 283 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wagon Mound had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wagon Mound
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wagon Mound<4>
  • Maxwell [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
    • Maxwell [Colfax County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Colmor
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 213 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Maxwell had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxwell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maxwell<4>
  • Ocate [Mora County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ocate
    • Ocate [Mora County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the west of Colmor
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 118 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ocate had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ocate
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ocate<4>
  • Halls Peak [Mora County] - Historic
    • While Halls Peak was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halls Peak
    • Halls Peak [Mora County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the west of Colmor
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 33 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Halls Peak had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halls Peak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Cimarron [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cimarron
    • Cimarron [Colfax County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Colmor
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 218 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 884 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cimarron had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cimarron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cimarron<4>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Colmor. See our List of 1890's Communities around Colmor.

Mentions & References for Colmor

Visit our Community Index for New Mexico

About Colfax County

About New Mexico

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

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 Colmor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Colmor) 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 Colmor. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ColmorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colmor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2210, Longitude: -104.6491    
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.




 

 

 

 

 


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