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Maxwell, New Mexico

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Welcome to Maxwell ...

The village of Maxwell is located in northeast New Mexico.

Maxwell is located in Colfax County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Maxwell has a population of 216 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Maxwell.

The community of Maxwell is 5,920 feet [1,804 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Maxwell is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Maxwell lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Maxwell: (575)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Maxwell had an population of 216 people. This is a decrease of 14.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Maxwell had a population of 254 people. This makes Maxwell the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Maxwell represents 0.01% of the population of New Mexico (which has 2,059,179 people), making it the state's 82nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 254 people, the population of Maxwell decreased 7.3% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 274 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Maxwell.

Communities Also Named Maxwell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 33 communities that are also named Maxwell - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Maxwell ...

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

  • Springer [Colfax County]
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    • Springer [Colfax County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Maxwell
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 910 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springer<6>
  • Dawson [Colfax County] - Historic
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    • Dawson [Colfax County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Maxwell
  • Lauretta [Colfax County] - Historic
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    • Lauretta [Colfax County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Maxwell
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Lauretta. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
  • Miami [Colfax County]
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    • Cimarron [Colfax County]
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      • Cimarron [Colfax County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the west of Maxwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 884 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cimarron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cimarron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cimarron<6>
    • Colmor [Colfax County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colmor
      • Colmor [Colfax County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the south of Maxwell
    • Raton [Colfax County]
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      • Raton [Colfax County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the north of Maxwell
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,923 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raton<6>
    • Brilliant [Colfax County] - Historic
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      • Brilliant [Colfax County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<5> to the north of Maxwell
    • Ute Park [Colfax County]
    • Capulin [Union County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Maxwell ...

Looking for more information about Maxwell? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Maxwell, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Maxwell.

Adding Maxwell to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of New Mexico

About Colfax County

About New Mexico

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Maxwell. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Maxwell.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Maxwell - 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- Maxwell) 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 Maxwell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MaxwellOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Maxwell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5411, Longitude: -104.5430       In this case, the coordinates for Maxwell 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.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






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