Colfax County, New Mexico

Colfax County is a county in the U.S. state of New Mexico. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,750.[1] Its county seat is Raton.[2] It is south from the Colorado state line. This county was named for Schuyler Colfax (18231885), seventeenth Vice President of the United States under U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant.

Colfax County
Colfax County
Colfax County Courthouse in Raton
Location within the U.S. state of New Mexico
New Mexico's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°37′N 104°38′W
Country United States
State New Mexico
FoundedJanuary 25, 1869
Named forSchuyler Colfax
SeatRaton
Largest cityRaton
Area
  Total3,768 sq mi (9,760 km2)
  Land3,758 sq mi (9,730 km2)
  Water10 sq mi (30 km2)  0.3%%
Population
  Estimate 
(2019)
11,941
  Density3.7/sq mi (1.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
  Summer (DST)UTC−6 (MDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.co.colfax.nm.us
Veterans Monument at Colfax County Courthouse in Raton
Former Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad car displayed at Raton

Colfax County is the home of Philmont Scout Ranch and the NRA Whittington Center.[3]


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