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Welcome to Virginia City ...

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

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


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

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Virginia City is 8,840 feet [2,694 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Virginia City is about 1¾ mile [or ~2¾ km] above sea level.

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

The location where Virginia City once stood is in the (575) area code.

Communities Also Named Virginia City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Virginia City - they are located in Arizona, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Virginia (2) and Washington.

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

Communities near Virginia City ...

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

  • Angel Fire [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angel Fire
    • Angel Fire [Colfax County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Virginia City
    • 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<6>
  • Cimarron [Colfax County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cimarron
    • Cimarron [Colfax County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Virginia City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 884 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cimarron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cimarron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cimarron<6>
  • Red River [Taos County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red River
    • Red River [Taos County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Virginia City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 459 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red River<6>
  • Taos Ski Valley [Taos County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taos Ski Valley
    • Taos Ski Valley [Taos County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Virginia City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taos Ski Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taos Ski Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taos Ski Valley<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Idlewild [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idlewild
      • Idlewild [Colfax County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Virginia City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idlewild
    • Lakeview Pines [Colfax County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Pines
      • Lakeview Pines [Colfax County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Virginia City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Pines
    • Ute Park [Colfax County]
    • Valle Escondido [Taos County]
    • Taos Pueblo [Taos County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taos Pueblo
      • Taos Pueblo [Taos County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Virginia City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taos Pueblo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taos Pueblo
    • Arroyo Seco [Taos 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 Virginia City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Virginia City.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within 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 Virginia City, 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 Virginia City - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Virginia City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Virginia City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: 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).
<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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