Place Names of Baca County by Steve Doner

  This information was taken from the website – https://history.denverlibrary.org/sites/history/files/Place_Names_of_Colorado.pdf Some information may indeed be questionable, but we have to start somewhere. Information I have added is in italics. This format does not allow for grids so the listings follow -Town/Location Name – County – Type – Notes – Section/Township/Range – Reference To save space I often abbreviate Settlement – Set. and Post Office – P.O. For information on the references, visit the website listed above. I realize the “Notes” section is very sparse. If you have names that are not listed here, please post such information in comment section, and I will try to add it to the list. This is not a list of old country schools; that will have to be another post. Using Maps from – http://alabamamaps.ua.edu/historicalmaps/us_states/colorado/index.htm (at least 95 map contain Baca County, http://ep.yimg.com/ty/cdn/coloradogoldmines/map-colorado1894.jpg (1894 lost school map), and http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/topo/colorado/ (set of 6 1890 U.S. Geological Survey maps) – I have provided a link to the online map with the earliest appearance of most of the place names occurred. Access the online map by clicking on the link. I also included the place names of several items just beyond Baca County’s border and used an * to indicate those names.
  • Adams Las Animas/Baca Settlement Platted 1887. No P.O. Preceded Stonington. 16 32S 43W 3,14
  • *Albany Bent/Prowers Set. Rural P.O.1887-1891 & 1897-1905 33/34 27S 47W 3,12,14 1888 George Cram
  • Antelope Creek Baca Creek Flows E to join Horse Creek near Blaine. 3 1890 U.S. Geo. Survey – Vilas Sheet
  • Artesia (Blaine) Baca Settlement Also known as Blaine. 3 30S 43W 14 1913 Colorado Geo. Survey
  • Athens Baca Unknown 6 33S 47W 14
  • Atlanta (Groft) Las Animas/Baca Set. P.O. 1887-1899. On Two Buttes Cr. 23 29S 49W 3,12,14 1890 George Cram
  • BACA COUNTY First appears in the – 1890 George Cram
  • Bailey Wells Baca Settlement 24 34S 45W 14
  • Baileyville Baca Settlement Correct name is Bailey Wells. 14
  • Baker Baca Settlement Post Office 1915-1921. NE of Lamport. 5 34S 41W 3,12,14 1920 R. D. George
  • Bartlett Baca Settlement Platted 1926. P. O. 1928-1938. 15 30S 42W 3,12,14 1930 National Map Co.
  • Bear Creek Baca Creek Flows E by Springfield to Kansas near Monon. 3 1876 C. Roeser
  • Bisonte (Bisonite) Baca Station RR stop on AT&SF. 10 mi S of Springfield. 15 32S 46W 3,14 Kansas Memory
  • Black Butt Baca Between Vilas and Walsh north side of Bear Creek 1890 U.S. Geo. Survey – Vilas Sheet
  • Blaine Baca Settlement Site 1. Rural P.O. 1900-1939. 27 29S 43W 3,12,14 1901 Rand McNally
  • *Borders Stanton Co. KS approx. 15 mile NW of Minneapolis. Platted 64 blocks in 1887. 1890 U.S. Geo. Survey – Albany Sheet
  • Boston Las Animas/Baca Settlement Platted 1887. Post Office 1887-1893. Home of the Jennings Gang. 28 32S 44W 3,12,14 1888 George Cram
  • Brookfield Las Animas/Baca Set. Platted 1888. P.O. 1887-1902. 19 28S 48W 3,12 1890 U.S. Geo. Survey – Two Buttes Sheet
  • Buckeye (Lyken, Buffalo) Baca Station Highway stop W of Kansas border. 34 28S 42W 3,14 1927 Clason Road Map
  • Buckley (Lycan) Baca Settlement Became Lycan Post Office in 1913. 3 29S 42W 14
  • Buffalo(Buckeye, Lyken) Baca Set. It was Buffalo, then Buckeye, then Lyken. 34 28S 42W 14
  • Buffalo Creek Baca Creek NE of Baca County, flows into Bear Cr. just past KS line. 1890 U.S. Geo. Survey – Albany Sheet
  • Buffalo Point Baca High Pt. NE of Walsh on North side of Bear Creek 1890 U.S. Geo. Survey – Vilas Sheet
  • Burchfield Lake Baca Reservoir East of Walsh near Konantz rock school house. 5 31S 41W 16
  • Buster Las Animas/Baca Set. Rural P.O. 1916-1927. 5 mi NE of Andrix. Next to county line. 6 31S 50W 3,12,14 1920 R. D. George
  • Butte City (Minneapolis) Baca Set. 2 mi E of Minneapolis, which absorbed Butte City. 35 29S 43W 3,14
  • Campbell Store Baca Other 29 30S 49W 14 14
  • Campo Baca Set. Est. 1912. On AT&SF. P.O. 1913 on. Sev 34S 46W 3,12,14 1914 Rand McNally
  • Carriso (Carrizo) Las Animas/Baca Set. Platted 1880. P.O. 1887-1895, with gaps. SW Baca County. 10 34S 50W 3,12,14 1888 Rand McNally
  • Carriso Springs (Carrizo Spr.,Tubs) Las Animas/Baca Set. P.O. 1888-1890. Platted 1888. Convergence of some early wagon roads. 16 33S 50W 3,12,14 1890 George Cram
  • Carrizo (Corrizo, Carriso) Baca Set. P.O. 1900-1902 and 1907-1916. 6 mi S of Carriso Springs. 10 34S 50W 3,12,14 1905 U.S. Geo. Survey
  • Carrizo Creek Baca Creek Flows across SE corner of county into OK. 1881 Henry Tunison
  • Carrizo Flats Baca Settlement Est. 1887. 4 33S 49W 14
  • Carrizo Springs Baca Set. Est. 1887. Abandoned in 1893. Violent cattle town. 16 33S 50W 14 1890 George Cram
  • Cat Creek Baca Flows into Bear Creek about a mile NE of Springfield 1890 U.S. Geo. Survey – Springfield Sheet
  • Cimmarron City Baca Settlement Platted 1927. 26 34S 48W 3,14
  • Cimmarron River (sp. Cimarron) Baca River Flows across SE corner of county and into Kansas. 3 1876 O.W. Gray
  • Clyde(Seward) Las Animas/Baca Set. Rural P.O. 1889-1890 & 1913-1920. 25 31S 48W 3,12,14
  • 1920 R. D. George Collins Baca Store A store. 32 34S 47W 14 Commanche National Grassland Baca Misc SW corner of county. 3
  • Corinth Las Animas/Baca Set. P.O. briefly in 1887. Moved to Minneapolis. 2 mi E of Minneapolis. ? 29S 42W 3,12,14 1894 Lost School Map
  • Corrizo (Carrizo) Baca Set. P.O. 1899-1907. Changed to Carrizo. 10 34S 50W 12,14 1901 Rand McNally
  • Cottonwood Creek Las Animas/Baca Creek Extreme SE Baca County 1881 Henry Tunison
  • Dallas-Canadian-Denver (DCD) Hwy 1920 R. D. George
  • Decatur Baca Settlement Post Office 1888-1891. N of Springfield. 36 29S 47W 3,12,14 1890 George Cram
  • Deora Baca Set. Rural P.O. 1920-1974. 4 mi NE of Frick. Another location 25 28S 49W. 5 28S 49W 3,12,14 1921 Rand McNally
  • Digglers Store Baca Settlement Maybe just a store. 23 32S 48W 14
  • East Carrizo Creek Las Animas/Baca Creek Early name for western future Sand Arroyo 1888 George Cram
  • Edler Baca Settlement Rural P.O. 1916-1947. 15 mi NW of Campo. 14 33S 48W 3,12,14 1920 R. D. George
  • Elder Baca Set. A Post Office 12 mi NW of Campo. 14 (Possibly a corruption of Edler)
  • Estelene Baca Settlement Post Office 1910-1927. SE of Utleyville. 27 33S 50W 3,12,14 1909 Rand McNally
  • Eureka Baca Unknown 15 31S 44W 14
  • Fort Baca Settlement Adobe constructed on N shore of Cimarron River. 24 34S 42W 14
  • Fort Aubry Wagon Road Las Animas/Baca Road Enters Baca along eastern Bear Cr. 1876 C. Roeser
  • Freeze-Out Creek Baca Creek Flows into Two Buttes Creek. 3 1886 Matthew-Northrup
  • Frick Baca Station RR stop on AT&SF. 17 mi NW of Pritchett. 30 28S 49W 3,14
  • Gallinas Canyon Baca Canyon East of Carrizo Creek. 1913 Colorado Geo. Survey
  • Gavley Baca Store A store. 28 32S 46W 1
  • Graft Baca Set. P.O. 1916-1934. Near Pritchett. Also shown at 23 29S 50W. 10 30S 49W 3,12,14 1920 R. D. George
  • Granada Wagon Road Las Animas/Baca Supply road from Granada to Ft. Union 1876 C. Roeser
  • Harbord Baca Station RR stop on AT&SF. A section house. 10 mi NW of Springfield. 28 29S 48W 3,14
  • *Hackberry Springs Bent/Baca Extreme NW Baca County 1888 George Cram
  • Holmes City (Homes City) Baca Set. Platted 1887. Near Carrizo Springs. Said to be misspelling of Homes City. 29 33S 47W 3,14
  • Hornville Baca Unknown 6 28S 46W 14
  • Horse Creek Baca Creek Flows east by Two Buttes to join Bear Creek west of Monon. 3 1881 Henry Tunison
  • Isreal Store Baca Unknown 10 29S 49W 14
  • Joycoy Baca Settlement Post Office 1915-1927. 3 mi W of Pritchett. 10 31S 49W 3,12,14 1920 R. D. George
  • Kirkwell Baca Settlement Post Office 1917-1921. 29 33S 49W 3,12,14 1920 R. D. George
  • Kliesen City (Kleison City) Baca Set. Platted near Vilas? or Same as Vilas? No P.O. 1 31S 45W 3,14
  • Konantz Baca Set. Site 1. Platted 1909. P.O. was in Frank McGowan’s house. 8 31S 41W 14
  • Konantz (Konnantz) Baca Set. Site 2. P.O. 1895-1918 & 1921-1924. P.O. was at the Earl Florey place. 1895, transfer to Colorado. SE of Bartlett. 32 30S 41W 3,12,14 1901 Rand McNally
  • Lamport Baca Set. Site 2. P.O. 1908-1927. 18 mi SE of Stonington. 13 34S 43W 3,12,14 1909 Rand McNally
  • Lamport Baca Unknown Site 1. Also shown at 26 33S 42W. 28 33S 42W 14
  • Little Bear Creek Baca Creek NW corner of Baca County 1894 Lost School Map
  • Longshore Ranch Baca East of Brookfield North Central Baca Co. 1890 U.S. Geo. Survey – Two Buttes Sheet
  • Lycan Baca Set. Rural P.O. 1913-1975. P.O. was at Buckley until 1913. 3 29S 42W 3,12,14 1914 Rand McNally
  • Lyken (Buckeye) Baca School Two story school house. See Buckeye. 7 28S 42W 14
  • Mathews Baca Set. Est. by 1902. 8 mi NW of Lamport. No P.O. See Matthews Ranch. 3,14
  • Matthews Ranch Baca Ranch 27 33S 44W 14 1890 U.S. Geo. Survey – Vilas Sheet
  • Maverick Creek Baca Creek NW Baca County north of Brookfield 1892 Louis Nell
  • Maxey Baca Set. P.O, 1889-1920. On wagon road Springfield to Atlanta. 24 28S 49W 3,4,12,14 1892 Louis Nell
  • McCall Baca Settlement On AT&SF. 36 30S 48W 1,14 1930 National Map Co.
  • Midway Baca Station No Post Office. 4 mi N of Victor(??). 19 33S 42W 2,3,14
  • Miles Ranch (Milas) Baca Ranch 23 34S 42W 14 1890 U.S. Geo. Survey – Vilas Sheet
  • Minneapolis (Butte City) Baca Set. P.O. 1887-1899. Platted 1888. Moved from Corinth. Also shown at 32 30S 45W. 22 29S 43W 3,12,14 1888 George Cram
  • Monon Baca Settlement Post Office 1901-1918. Near Kansas border. Post Office moved from Kansas. Located in John Johnston home 3/4 mile east of Saunders, KS. 33 29S 41W 3,12,14 1905 Rand McNally
  • *Mount Carrizo Las Animas Butte SW Baca County 1881 Henry Tunison
  • Mountain Plains Hwy Baca Hwy From Springfield to Trinidad 1920 R. D. George
  • *Mulvane Prowers Co. 8 mi. NE of Brookfield 1890 U.S. Geo. Survey – Two Buttes Sheet
  • *Mustang Creek Las Animas Creek Flows into western Two Butte Creek 1885 George Cram
  • Navesink Creek Baca Creek Shown on 1885 map. NE of Sheridan’s Cañon. 3
  • North Canyon Baca Canyon East of Gallinas Canyon, which is east of Carrizo Cr. 1913 Colorado Geo. Survey
  • North Fork Cimmaron River Baca River Flows E & NE from near Edler to KS border. 3 1920 R. D. George
  • North Fork Store Baca Unknown 22 33S 46W 14
  • North Junction Baca Station On AT&SF. 14
  • Nowlinsville Baca Settlement Post Office 1916-1919. SW of Campo. 1 35S 47W 3,12,14 1920 R. D. George
  • Oklarado Baca Set. P.O. 1916-1935. Also shown at 32 32S 49W. Reported as 2 locations. 29 32S 49W 3,12,14 1920 R. D. George
  • *Onine Las Animas Settlement On the NW Baca County line. 1920 R. D. George
  •  Las Animas/Baca Settlement Est. by 1882. 10 mi N of Villegreen. 3,14 (I don’t think this is in Baca County, so this is probably a mistake) 1888 George Cram
  • Pat Canyon Baca Creek East of Carrizo Creek, SW Baca County 1890 U.S. Geo. Survey – Springfield Sheet
  • Plymouth Baca Set. Est. abt 1892??. No P.O. Also shown at 36 31S 42W. 16 32S 42W 3,14 1890 U.S. Geo. Survey – Vilas Sheet
  • *Potato Butte (Potatoe) Las Animas E. of Troy. Landmark to early Baca Co. settlers. 3 1881 Henry Tunison
  • Pride Baca Settlement Post Office 1914-1920. Near Cimmaron River. 3,12,14 1916 Rand McNally
  • Pritchett (Joycoy) Baca Set. Est. 1920. Post Office est. 1927. Moved from Joycoy. 1930 National Map Co.
  • Progress Las Animas/Baca Set. P.O. 1888-1895. Between KS & Stonington. 6 32S 41W 3,12,14 1890 George Cram
  • Red Canyon Baca West of North Canyon SW Baca County. 1890 U.S. Geo. Survey – Springfield Sheet
  • Ramp (Harbord) Baca Unknown On AT&SF. Same as Harbord. 28 29S 48W 14
  • Regnier Baca Settlement Unknown history 8? 35S 48W 1905 Rand McNally
  • Reigle Store Baca Settlement 29 32S 46W 14
  • Richards Baca Set. P.O. 1912-1938. Near S fork of Cimmaron River. 19 33S 43W 3,12,14 1913 Colorado Geo. Survey
  • Richodemus House Baca Unknown 1 34S 43W 14
  • Riddle Store Baca Unknown 11 32S 47W 14
  • Rodley Baca Set. P.O. 1910-1937. 15 mi S of Vilas. 3 locations: 10 & 11 33S 45W. 13 33S 45W 3,12,14 1909 Rand McNally
  • Ruff Baca Set. P.O. 1889-1896. On Old Wagon Road from Okla. to Progress. ? 33S 42W 3,12,14 1892 Louis Nell
  • *Rule Creek (Hule) Las Animas NW of Baca County line 1885 George Cram
  • Sand Arroyo Baca Creek Flows E through central part of county to Kansas border. 3 1890 U.S. Geo. Survey – Vilas Sheet
  • Sand Arroyo Baca Settlement Post Office 1915-1917. 14 1920 R. D. George
  • Sand Canyon Baca East of Gallinas Canyon SW Baca County 1890 U.S. Geo. Survey – Springfield Sheet
  • Seton (Setonsburg) Baca Set. P.O. 1915-1916. Changed to Setonsburg. 19 32S 48W 3,12,14
  • Setonsburg (Seton) Baca Set. P.O. 1916-1920. SW of Springfield. 19 32S 48W 3,12,14 1920 R. D. George
  • Shell Rock Cañon Baca Canyon 1885. NW corner of county. E of Hackberry Spring. 3 1894 Lost School Map
  • Sheridan Cañon Las Animas/Baca Settlement Est. by 1876. SW of town of Two Buttes. 14 1881 Rand McNally
  • Sheridan’s Cañon Baca Canyon 1885. NW corner of county. Flows to Two Buttes Creek. 3 1892 Fisk & Company
  • Soldiers Camp Baca Camp At the spring on E. Carriso Creek. 0.5 mi SE of Carrizo Spring site. 22 33S 50W 14
  • South Junction Baca Station On AT&SF. 14
  • Spring Canyon Baca Canyon SE Baca County. Flows into the Cimarron R. 1913 Colorado Geo. Survey
  • Springfield Las Animas/Baca Set. P.O. est. 1887. County Seat 29 30S 46W 3,12,14 1888 George Cram
  • Stevenson Las Animas/Baca Settlement Post Office 1888. 3,12,14 1889 Rand McNally
  • Stonington (New Stonington) Baca Settlement Site 2. Post Office ?-1909 when relocated & platted. 6 mi NE of original site. P.O. closed 4/20/1990 5 32S 42W 14 1901 Rand McNally
  • Stonington (Old Stonington) Las Animas/Baca Settlement Site 1. P.O. est. 1888. 1909, moved 6 mi NE of original site. 9 32S 43W 3,12,14 1889 Rand McNally
  • *Taloga Morton Co. KS On the state line about 10 mile N of the Cimarron R. 1891 George Cram
  • Texas Trail Baca Trail Runs along the east border of the county 1890 U.S. Geo. Survey – Albany Sheet
  • Townsite (Carrizo PO) Baca Settlement P.O. 1900-1902. Same site as Carrizo PO. 12,14 1901 Rand McNally
  • Travis Baca Settlement 9 mi NE of Vilas. 4 mi S of Two Buttes. 3,14
  • Tubs (Carriso Springs) Baca Set. Nickname for Carriso Springs for large wooden watering tanks. 3
  • Tuck (Utleyville) Baca Set. P.O. 1916-1917. Changed/moved to Utleyville. 1 32S 50W 12,14
  • *Two Buttes Bent/Prowers Buttes North of Two Buttes Res. 1876 O.W. Gray
  • Two Butte(s) (Butte) Creek Las Animas/Baca Creek Flows across NW corner of county. 3 1876 O.W. Gray
  • Two Buttes Baca Settlement Platted 1909. P.O. est. 1910. 32 28S 44W 3,12,14 1909 Rand McNally
  • Two Buttes Reservoir Baca Lake North central county, near border of Prowers Co. Sev 28S 46W 1913 Colorado Geo. Survey Geologic map
  • Utleyville Baca Settlement Site 1. Old location 8 32S 50W 14
  • Utleyville Baca Settlement Site 2. P.O. 1917-1973. Moved from Tuck. 10 32S 50W 3,12,14 1920 R. D. George
  • Viena Baca Settlement No P.O. 20 mi SW of Vilas, near Ruff. 32 33S 46W 3,14 1894 Lost School Map
  • Vilas (Villas, Kleison City) Las Animas/Baca Set. On AT&SF. P,O. est. 1887. 1 31S 45W 3,12,14 1888 George Cram
  • Walsh Baca Set. Est. 1914. On AT&SF. Platted 1926. P.O. est. 1926. 32 30S 43W 3,12,14 1930 National Map Co.
  • Wentworth (Wentsworth) Baca Settlement P.O. 1911-1921. 28 32S 42W 3,12,14 1913 Colorado Geo. Survey
  • Westola Baca Settlement South of Konantz 1916 Rand McNally
  • *Wilde Bent/Prowers Settlement NW of Two Buttes Mt. 1888 Rand McNally
  • Willow Creek Las Animas/Baca Creek SW corner of Baca (future Carrizo Cr. ??) 1876 C. Roeser
Maps used and number of references:
1876 C. Roeser Territory of Colorado Map – 4
1876 O.W. Gray and Son – 2
1890 U.S. Geo. Survey Index – 6 sheets – 12
1905 U.S. Geo. Survey – 1 Example of how Baca County is ignored. REALLY!!!!!!
1924 U.S. Geo. Survey – Baca Mining Dist.
1930 Clason Road Map – Interesting Road Map

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