Almont, Colorado

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Almont, Colorado
Unincorporated community
The business section of Almont
The business section of Almont
Almont, Colorado is located in Colorado
Almont, Colorado
Almont, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°39′52″N 106°50′43″W / 38.66444°N 106.84528°W / 38.66444; -106.84528Coordinates: 38°39′52″N 106°50′43″W / 38.66444°N 106.84528°W / 38.66444; -106.84528
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Gunnison County[1]
Platted 1881[2]
Elevation[1] 8,022 ft (2,445 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code 81210[3]
GNIS feature ID 0188934

Almont is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. The ZIP Code of the Almont Post Office is 81210.[3]

History[edit]

The town of Almont was platted in 1881 on the Fisher Ranch.[2] Samual Fisher allegedly named the town for Almont of Kentucky, the horse that sired his favorite stallion.[2] The Almont Post Office opened on March 6, 1882.[4] In the late 19th century, miners in the area brought their ore to Almont, where it was transported by train to Gunnison.[5]

Geography[edit]

Almont is located on State Route 135 about 10 miles (16 km) north of the city of Gunnison. The Taylor River and East River meet in Almont where they become the Gunnison River as it flows southwest.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b c Eichler, Geo. R. (1977). Colorado Place Names. 77-089726: Johnson Publishing Company. 
  3. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Archived from the original on 3 September 2007. Retrieved September 3, 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. 
  5. ^ "Almont, Colorado: Near Gunnison-Crested Butte" GunnisonCrestedButte.com. Retrieved 23 July 2009.

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