Conejos, Colorado

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Conejos, Colorado
Census-designated place
Conejos is located in Colorado
Conejos
Conejos
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 37°05′19″N 106°01′12″W / 37.08861°N 106.02000°W / 37.08861; -106.02000Coordinates: 37°05′19″N 106°01′12″W / 37.08861°N 106.02000°W / 37.08861; -106.02000
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Conejos County Seat[1]
Area
 • Total 0.48 sq mi (1.25 km2)
 • Land 0.48 sq mi (1.25 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[1] 7,904 ft (2,409 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 58
 • Density 120/sq mi (46.3/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code[2] 81129
Area code(s) 719

Conejos is a census-designated place,[3] a U.S. Post Office, and the county seat of Conejos County, Colorado, United States.[4] Conejos has the distinction of being the only unincorporated county seat in the state of Colorado. As of the 2010 Census, the CDP had a population of 58.[5] The community is located in the San Luis Valley.

Conejos is a historic site of Hispano settlement. A major historical and architectural feature of Conejos is the Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Church, founded in 1858.

The Conejos Post Office has the ZIP Code 81129.[2]

Conejos is the Spanish word for "rabbit".

Geography[edit]

Conejos is located in southeastern Conejos County at 37°05′19″N 106°01′12″W / 37.08861°N 106.02000°W / 37.08861; -106.02000 (37.088597,-106.019955). It is bordered to the south by the town of Antonito. U.S. Route 285 forms the eastern edge of the community and leads north 28 miles (45 km) to Alamosa, Colorado, and south 31 miles (50 km) to Tres Piedras, New Mexico.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Conejos has a total area of 0.48 square miles (1.25 km2), all of it land.[6]

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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 "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. December 22, 2006. Retrieved December 22, 2006. 
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ Colorado Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-02-25.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Conejos CDP, Colorado". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 24, 2014.