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Our Genealogy Helper for Kiowa ...

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

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


We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Kiowa (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 Kiowa. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

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 west contained birth and death records; the county to the south 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 Kiowa 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 Kiowa. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Kiowa:

  • Colfax County     (The home county of Kiowa)
    • Raton [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raton
      • Raton [Colfax County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Kiowa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,923 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raton<3>
    • Maxwell [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
      • Maxwell [Colfax County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Kiowa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 213 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxwell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maxwell<3>
    • Springer [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springer
      • Springer [Colfax County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Kiowa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springer<3>
  • Harding County
  • Union County
    • Capulin [Union County]
    • Des Moines [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
      • Des Moines [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Kiowa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Des Moines have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<3>
    • Folsom [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folsom
      • Folsom [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Kiowa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 53 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folsom have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folsom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Folsom<3>
    • Gladstone [Union County]
    • Grenville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grenville
      • Grenville [Union County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Kiowa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grenville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenville<3>
    • Mount Dora [Union County]
  • Las Animas County (CO)
    • Trinchera [Las Animas County]
    • Branson [Las Animas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branson
      • Branson [Las Animas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Kiowa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72 people
      • Former name for Branson:
      • Wilson's Switch
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Branson<3>
    • Starkville [Las Animas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkville
      • Starkville [Las Animas County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Kiowa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 55 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starkville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Kiowa ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Kiowa.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Kiowa, there are papers which were published within 33 miles [53.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Kiowa.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Kiowa:

  • 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 Colorado
    • Stories from New Mexico

Cemeteries Near Kiowa ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Kiowa.

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 Kiowa covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Mountainview Cemetery
  • Wilson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wilson Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Kiowa.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Cemetery
  • Hollenbeck Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hollenbeck Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hollenbeck Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hollenbeck Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Kiowa.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollenbeck Cemetery
  • Martinez Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Martinez Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Martinez Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Martinez Cemetery lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Kiowa.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinez Cemetery
  • Folsom Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Folsom Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Folsom Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Folsom Cemetery lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Kiowa.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folsom Cemetery
  • Des Moines Catholic Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Des Moines Catholic Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Des Moines Catholic Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Des Moines Catholic Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Kiowa.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines Catholic Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Des Moines Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Des Moines Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Des Moines Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Des Moines Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Kiowa.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines Cemetery
    • Drew Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Drew Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Drew Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Drew Cemetery lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Kiowa.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew Cemetery
    • Herrera Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Herrera Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Herrera Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Herrera Cemetery lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the west of Kiowa.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herrera Cemetery
    • Sofia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sofia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sofia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sofia Cemetery lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Kiowa.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sofia Cemetery
    • Pacheco Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pacheco Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pacheco Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pacheco Cemetery lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north of Kiowa.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacheco Cemetery
    • Emery Gap Cemetery
    • Romero Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Romero Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Romero Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Romero Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Kiowa.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romero Cemetery
    • Fairmont Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairmont Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairmont Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairmont Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Kiowa.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmont Cemetery
    • Leyba Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Leyba Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Leyba Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Leyba Cemetery lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the north of Kiowa.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leyba Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #57395<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.

Kiowa itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Kiowa [Colfax County] - Historic
    • While Kiowa was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kiowa
    • Kiowa [Colfax County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Kiowa
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Kiowa had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kiowa have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dillon [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillon
    • Dillon [Colfax County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Kiowa
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dillon had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
  • Maxwell [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
    • Maxwell [Colfax County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the west of Kiowa
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maxwell<3>
  • Raton [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raton
    • Raton [Colfax County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Kiowa
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,255 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,923 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Raton had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raton<3>
  • Trinchera [Las Animas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinchera
    • Trinchera [Las Animas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the north of Kiowa
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Trinchera had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinchera
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trinchera<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Kiowa ...

While our initial data about Kiowa came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Kiowa in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Kiowa.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Kiowa:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Kiowa. See our Misc Page for Kiowa for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a New Mexico Community

About Colfax County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Kiowa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kiowa) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kiowa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.6539, Longitude: -104.1078       In this case, the coordinates for Kiowa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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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