El Moro, Colorado

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El Moro is a census-designated place in Las Animas County, Colorado.[1]

A post office called El Moro was established in 1876, and remained in operation until 1933.[2] El Moro is a name derived from Spanish meaning "the Moor".[3]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: El Moro, Colorado
  2. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  3. ^ Dawson, John Frank. 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. 20. 
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

Coordinates: 37°13′28″N 104°28′00″W / 37.22444°N 104.46667°W / 37.22444; -104.46667