Perryville, Colfax County, New Mexico Genealogy
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.
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.
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.