Miami, New Mexico

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Miami, New Mexico
Unincorporated community
Miami is located in New Mexico
Miami is located in the US
Location within the state of New Mexico
Coordinates: 36°21′00″N 104°47′35″W / 36.35000°N 104.79306°W / 36.35000; -104.79306Coordinates: 36°21′00″N 104°47′35″W / 36.35000°N 104.79306°W / 36.35000; -104.79306
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Colfax
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Topographic map of Miami, NM, showing individual buildings

Miami is an unincorporated community in Colfax County, New Mexico, United States.

Miami lies on State Road 21 and is in between Springer and Sunny Side. The community includes about 6 homes and 8 ranches.

Miami is about 8 miles (13 km) southeast of the Philmont Scout Ranch base camp, but is only about 4 miles (6.4 km) from the Rayado campsite.

Miami was named by its founders after Miami, Ohio and was originally called Miami Ranch.[1] Miami Lake, a private man-made reservoir,[2] located just off State Road 21, six miles (10 km) due west of the community, was part of the Miami Project of the Farmers Development Company which purchased 20,000 acres (81 km2) in the area in 1906.[3][4]


  1. ^ Farmers Development Company (1907) Miami Ranch: Where is it? What is it? McGee Bros. (printers), Piqua, Ohio, OCLC 138725492
  2. ^ Price, Charles Ryan and Power, J. Clyde (1909) Irrigated Lands of United States, Canada and Mexico Pan-Pacific Press, Los Angeles, California, p. 124, OCLC 9175326
  3. ^ State Engineer Office (1914) First Biennial Report of the State Engineer of New Mexico Santa Fe, NM, p. 60
  4. ^ Twitchell, Ralph Emerson (1911) "Chapter II: Colfax County" The Leading Facts of New Mexican History Volume III Torch Press, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, p. 90-91, OCLC 3828708

Further reading[edit]

  • Stanley, Francis (1964) The Miami, New Mexico Story Pep, Texas OCLC 1277280

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