Chico Springs, Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy
Location: On the Points Of Rocks Mesa. 12 miles N of Abbott and 22 miles east of Maxwell.
GPS: Latitude: 36.487 N; Longitude: - 104.193W.
Elevation: 6,755 feet
Map: Interactive Map. #2,
Post Office: Chico - Established 1895 to 1956
Chico Springs 1877 to 1895.
Census Data: 1880 US Census
Details: Also known as "Chico". Chico Arroyo or Chico Creek rises near Chico and flows southwest into the Canadian River. Although chico means small in Spanish, the name is probably after the chico bush, called greasewood. Chico Springs was the home of Robert Ingersoll, creator of the Star Route mail system. He was also an associate of US Senator Stephen W Dorsey whose mansion is here. Chico was also the site of a health resort, Chico Springs Sanatorium. The Chico hills are between Chico and Abbott. The population in 1890 was 112 inhabitants.
Family history links:
1. Report of the Governor to the Secretary of the Interior By New Mexico, page 435