Chama, Colorado

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Chama, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Chama, Colorado is located in Colorado
Chama, Colorado
Chama, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 37°09′46″N 105°22′30″W / 37.16278°N 105.37500°W / 37.16278; -105.37500Coordinates: 37°09′46″N 105°22′30″W / 37.16278°N 105.37500°W / 37.16278; -105.37500
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
Counties Costilla County[1]
Established 1860[2]
Elevation[1] 8,179 ft (2,493 m)
 • Total Approx.63
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code[3] 81126
Area code(s) (719)

Chama is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Costilla County, Colorado, United States. The ZIP Code of the Chama Post Office is 81126.[3]


The town of Chama was established by settlers from Chamita, New Mexico, in 1860.[2] The Chama Post Office opened on May 3, 1907.[4] The Chama school was taken down between the years of 1999 and 2001.


Most of Chama's houses are made of adobe. Many of them are very old. There is also a lot of rocks and "chamiso" sage brush in Chama. It is at the foothills of Culebra Ranch.


Chama is located at 37°09′46″N 105°22′30″W / 37.16278°N 105.37500°W / 37.16278; -105.37500 (37.162916,-105.375023).

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  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b Eichler, Geo. R. (1977). Colorado Place Names. 77-089726: Johnson Publishing Company. 
  3. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on September 3, 2007. Retrieved September 5, 2007. 
  4. ^ Bauer, William H.; James L. Ozment; John H. Willard (1990). Colorado Post Offices 1859-1989. 90-34759: The Colorado Railroad Museum. ISBN 0-918654-42-4. 

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