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Parma, Colorado

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Parma is an unincorporated community in Alamosa and Rio Grande counties, in the U.S. state of Colorado.[1] US Route 160 passes to the south and the Monte Vista Municipal Airport lies to the southwest across Route 160 and the railroad line.[1] The Rio Grande River flows past approximately two miles to the north of the community.[1]


A post office called Parma was established on the Rio Grande County side in 1886, where it remained in operation until 1910.[2] The community takes its name from Parma, Idaho.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Parma, Colorado
  2. "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 July 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. 40. Search this book on

Coordinates: 37°32′14″N 106°02′19″W / 37.53722°N 106.03861°W / 37.53722; -106.03861


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