Colfax County New Mexico Cemeteries

Abreu Cemetery, Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico

Abreu Cemetery, Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico

Abreu Cemetery, Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico

Cemetery: Abreu Cemetery
GPS: N 36.36584 W 104.93351
County: Colfax
Directions: From Cimarron, head S about 11 mi on NM 21 to Rayado. After crossing Rayado Creek, W about 0.5 mi on first road; S and W to cemetery.

Aragon Family Cemetery, Colfax County, New Mexico

Cemetery: Aragon Family Cemetery
GPS: N 36.29999 W 105.05179
County: Colfax
Directions: At the mouth of Martinez Canyon. NW about 4 mi on NM 120 from Ocate to Canal Bon Road (Can Bon Rd) going N; N on Canal Bon Road 4.3 mi to Whites Peak Road; E on Whites Peak Road 2.2 mi to Y; left at Y; N on this road about 3.3 mi to Y; N at Y and follow road along Banderitas Creek approximately 3 mi to Y, where the creek goes W and the road turns E; continue 1 mi to cemetery, N side.

 

Aurora Catholic Cemetery, Moras Creek, Colfax County, New Mexico

Cemetery: Aurora Catholic Cemetery
GPS: N 36.32865 W 105.04179
County: Colfax
Directions: NW about 4 mi on NM 120 from Ocate to Canal Bon Road (Can Bon Rd) going N; N on Canal Bon Road 4.3 mi to Whites Peak Road; E on Whites Peak Road 2.2 mi to Y; left at Y; N on this road about 3.3 mi to Y; N at Y and follow road along Banderitas Creek approximately 3 mi to Y, where the creek goes W and the road turns E; E 1.3 mi to road going N; N 2.4 mi to cemetery.

 

Clifton House Site Cemetery, Raton, New Mexico

Clifton House site marker

Clifton House site marker

Cemetery: Clifton House Site Cemetery
GPS: N 36.81568 W 104.45428
County: Colfax
Directions: S of Raton, W of Exit 446; N of US 64.

Heck Cemetery, Colfax County, New Mexico

Heck Cemetery, Colfax County, New Mexico

Heck Cemetery, Colfax County, New Mexico

Cemetery: Heck Cemetery
GPS: N 36.47142 W 104.98194
County: Colfax
Directions: From Caballo Rd at the Philmont Scout Ranch on NM 21, N 1.3mi on NM 21 to Cito Rd going W; W on Cito Rd 2.5 mi; small cemetery on S side, set back from road.

Maxwell Plaza Cemetery and Memorials, Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico

Maxwell Plaza Cemetery and Memorials, Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico

Maxwell Plaza Cemetery and Memorials, Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico

Cemetery: Maxwell Plaza Cemetery and Memorials
GPS: N 36.50564 W 104.91894
County: Colfax
Directions: Exit 426 from I-25, W on Maxwell Ave, S on 3rd St past water tanks on right, W on dirt track; cemetery just beyond cattle guard, N side.

Rayado Cemetery, Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico

Rayado Cemetery, Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico

Rayado Cemetery, Rayado, Colfax County, New Mexico

Cemetery: Rayado Cemetery
GPS: N 36.36479 W 104.93393
County: Colfax
Directions: S of Philmont Scout Ranch on NM 21 to Kit Carson Museum at Rayado on W side; Walk 0.2 mi W of Kit Carson Museum to Abreu Cemetery; walk S 0.1 mi to Rayado Cemetery.

Tinaja Cemetery, Colfax County, New Mexico

Cemetery: Tinaja Cemetery
GPS: N 36.64817 W 104.38781
County: Colfax
Directions: I-25 Exit 435; 2.3 mi E and SE on County Rd (CR) A9 to intersection; continue S 0.5 mi on CR A9 to Tinaja Rd; E, SE and NE approximately 6 mi on Tinaja Rd; NE on unmarked road to cemetery.

Valdez Cemetery, Colfax County, New Mexico

Cemetery: Valdez Cemetery
GPS: N 36.36111 W 104.86217
County: Colfax
Directions: From the Kit Carson Museum S of Rayado on NM 21, S 2.5 mi on NM 21 to intersection where NM 199 goes straight ahead and NM 21 turns E; E 4 mi on NM 21 to County Rd (CR) C6; N 0.7 mi on CR C6 to intersection; cemetery is just W of intersection on N side.

 

What’s New?

Colfax County was originally part of Taos County, one of the original nine counties created by the New Mexico Territory in 1852. In 1859, the eastern part of Taos County, including all of the territory of Colfax County, was split off to form Mora County. Colfax County was established on January 25, 1869 from the northern part of Mora County. The original county seat was the gold mining town of Elizabethtown.

The eastern portions of Colfax, Mora, and San Miguel counties were severed to form Union County in 1893.

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