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Springer in Colfax County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old Colfax County Courthouse

 
 
Old Colfax County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
1. Old Colfax County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1879 at a cost of $9,800, this building served as the Colfax County Courthouse from 1882 through 1897, when the county seat was moved to Raton. This building housed the New Mexico reform school for boys from 1910 to 1917 and has been a public library, town hall and city jail.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
 
Location. 36° 21.834′ N, 104° 35.733′ W. Marker is in Springer, New Mexico, in Colfax County. Marker is on Maxwell Avenue, 0.2 miles north of 4th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springer NM 87747, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Santa Fe Trail (here, next to this marker); Springer (approx. half a mile away).
 
<i>Rear of:</i> Old Colfax County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
2. Rear of: Old Colfax County Courthouse Marker
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Old Colfax County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
3. Old Colfax County Courthouse Marker
Old Colfax County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, April 17, 2012
4. Old Colfax County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 9, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 25, 2022