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1890 Communities Near Virginia City ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Virginia City in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Virginia City.

  • Arroyo Hondo [Taos County]
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    • Arroyo Hondo [Taos County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west of Virginia City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 61 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Arroyo Hondo had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Arroyo Seco [Taos County]
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    • Arroyo Seco [Taos County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of Virginia City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Arroyo Seco had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Cerro [Taos County]
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    • Cerro [Taos County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Virginia City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cerro had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Cimarron [Colfax County]
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    • Cimarron [Colfax County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Virginia City
    • 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
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  • Elizabethtown [Colfax County] - Historic
    • While Elizabethtown was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
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    • Elizabethtown [Colfax County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Virginia City
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Elizabethtown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Halls Peak [Mora County] - Historic
    • While Halls Peak was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
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    • Halls Peak [Mora County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the south of Virginia City
    • 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.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Ocate [Mora County]
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    • Ocate [Mora County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the south of Virginia City
    • 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
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  • Questa [Taos County]
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    • Questa [Taos County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Virginia City
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,741 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Questa had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Questa have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Taos [Taos County]
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      • Taos [Taos County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Virginia City
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 306 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,872 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Taos had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taos<3>

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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 Virginia City, 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' (or 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- Virginia City) 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 Virginia City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Virginia CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Virginia City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.5798, Longitude: -105.2400       In this case, the coordinates for Virginia City 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.




 

 

 


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