Cameo, Colorado

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Cameo is an extinct town in Mesa County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. The GNIS classifies it as a populated place.[1]

A post office called Cameo was established in 1907, and remained in operation until 1969.[2] The community was named for a cameo-like formation near the original town site.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cameo, Colorado
  2. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 24 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Dawson, John Frank (1954). Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 12. 

Coordinates: 39°08′55″N 108°19′15″W / 39.14861°N 108.32083°W / 39.14861; -108.32083