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Welcome to 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.


Kiowa would have been located within present day Colfax County<2>.

The location of Kiowa has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Kiowa is 7,090 feet [2,161 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Kiowa is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

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

Kiowa would have been located in the (575) area code.

Communities Also Named Kiowa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Kiowa - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas.

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

Communities near Kiowa ...

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

  • Des Moines [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Moines
    • Des Moines [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Des Moines
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Moines<6>
  • Folsom [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folsom
    • Folsom [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folsom
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Folsom<6>
  • Capulin [Union County]
  • Gladstone [Union County]
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    • Maxwell [Colfax County]
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      • Maxwell [Colfax County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maxwell<6>
    • Raton [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raton
      • Raton [Colfax County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Branson [Las Animas County]
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      • Branson [Las Animas County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Trinchera [Las Animas County]
    • Grenville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grenville
      • Grenville [Union County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<5> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenville<6>
    • Springer [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springer
      • Springer [Colfax County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<5> 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springer<6>

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

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

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

Adding Kiowa to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for New Mexico

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>If you're interested in how the shape of New Mexico's counties, including Colfax, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kiowa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- 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).
<6>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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