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Brilliant, New Mexico

Brilliant is an unincorporated community in Colfax County, in the U.S. state of New Mexico.

An old variant name of Brilliant was Swastika.[1] Swastika was renamed Brilliant after the swastika symbol was adopted by the Nazis.[2] The Brilliant post office closed in 1954.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brilliant, New Mexico
  2. ^ Monmonier, Mark (15 September 2008). From Squaw Tit to Whorehouse Meadow: How Maps Name, Claim, and Inflame. University of Chicago Press. p. 39. ISBN 978-0-226-53464-0. 
  3. ^ "Colfax County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 

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