Divide, Colorado

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Divide, Colorado
Census-designated place (CDP)
Divide from Ute Pass
Divide from Ute Pass
Motto: Center of the Known Universe
Divide, Colorado is located in Colorado
Divide, Colorado
Divide, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°56′31″N 105°09′28″W / 38.94194°N 105.15778°W / 38.94194; -105.15778Coordinates: 38°56′31″N 105°09′28″W / 38.94194°N 105.15778°W / 38.94194; -105.15778
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Teller County[1]
Government
 • Type unincorporated community
Elevation 9,165 ft (2,793 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 80814
Area code(s) 719

Divide is a census-designated place and a U.S. Post Office in Teller County, Colorado, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 127.[3] Divide sits on the north slope of Pikes Peak on U.S. Highway 24. Ute Pass is immediately west of town. The Divide Post Office has the ZIP Code 80814.[2]

There are multiple gas stations near the highway for travelers, a small grocery store, post office, Summit Elementary, and multiple churches. Divide is also the home of the Teller County Sheriff's office off of Hwy 24. Teller County has a jail behind the Sheriff's office as well, infamous for holding the 'Texas Seven' back in early 2000.

Divide is a growing, planned community. Divide is planned in three areas: the town center, rural residential land parcels, and larger rural land parcels.

History[edit]

Divide was originally called Hayden's Divide after geologist Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, the original surveyor of the area; settlers in the 1880s shortened the name to Divide. Divide was so named because water run-offs divide to the north, south, east and west of its location. There are multiple historical buildings that have been run-down and abandoned in the past, but are now beginning to be reconstructed to their original likeness.

Geography[edit]

Divide is located at 38°56′31″N 105°09′28″W / 38.94194°N 105.15778°W / 38.94194; -105.15778 (38.942054,-105.157871), at the western intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and State Highway 67 (The highways overlap east to Woodland Park).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. ^ Colorado Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-02-25.

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