Buffalo Creek, Colorado

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Buffalo Creek, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Entering Buffalo Creek from the north.
Entering Buffalo Creek from the north.
Buffalo Creek, Colorado is located in Colorado
Buffalo Creek, Colorado
Buffalo Creek, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°23′11″N 105°16′12″W / 39.38639°N 105.27000°W / 39.38639; -105.27000Coordinates: 39°23′11″N 105°16′12″W / 39.38639°N 105.27000°W / 39.38639; -105.27000
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Jefferson County
Established About 1877[1]
Elevation [2] 6,762 ft (2,061 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code 80425[3]

Buffalo Creek is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. The ZIP Code of the Buffalo Creek Post Office is 80425.[3]

History[edit]

The town of Buffalo Creek was established about 1877 along the stream of the same name.[1] The Buffalo Creek Post Office opened on August 16, 1878. [4] The town has been destroyed by fire several times.[1] The Colorado Trail is approximately 5 miles from Buffalo Creek. It is open for hiking, biking and camping. The Pike National Forest runs through Buffalo Creek where the elevation is 6500 to 6700 ft.

Geography[edit]

Buffalo Creek is located at 39°23′11″N 105°16′12″W / 39.38639°N 105.27000°W / 39.38639; -105.27000 (39.386458,-105.269966). Only parts of the pine forest in and nearby have been caught ablaze, not the entire area.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Eichler, Geo. R. (1977). Colorado Place Names. 77-089726: Johnson Publishing Company. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved September 4, 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. 

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