Perryville, Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy

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Location:                    3 miles southeast of Eagles Nest, south of US 64.

GPS:                           Latitude: 36.5361 N;      Longitude: -105.2275 W.

Elevation:                    8,081 feet (2,463 meters)

Map:                          Interactive Map.

Photos:                      Perryville campground, few miles from Perryville, 2010;

                                 View from Perryville; Google Images;

Post Office:                Established 1894, discontinued in 1895


Census Data:              No enumeration on 1900 US Census. Closest precincts are Elizabethtown, Baldy,

                                  Ponil, Ponil Park and Cimarron.

Perryville, established in 1877, functioned for some years as a small community at the head of Cimarron Canyon. It was named for a Mr. Perry who operated a blacksmith shop and worked as a machinist for the placer mines in the Moreno Valley.

The town had a hotel, store, school, and a number of log cabins.

The town is gone, but the site is on US 64, just below the present Eagle Nest Dam.

Family Links:

1. Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of New Mexico, by James E. and Barbara Sherman. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman. 1974.

2. The Mines of New Mexico: Inexhaustible deposits of gold, silver, copper, lead and coal.1895. By the Burau of Immigration. page 14. Google Books.