Hoehne, Colorado

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Hoehne, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Hoehne, Colorado is located in Colorado
Hoehne, Colorado
Hoehne, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 37°16′52″N 104°22′49″W / 37.28111°N 104.38028°W / 37.28111; -104.38028Coordinates: 37°16′52″N 104°22′49″W / 37.28111°N 104.38028°W / 37.28111; -104.38028
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Counties Las Animas[1]
Elevation[1] 5,740 ft (1,750 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 81046
Area code(s) 719

Hoehne is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office in Las Animas County, Colorado, United States.

Hoehne was founded by German immigrant William Hoehne in 1859. He is credited with founding the Hoehne Ditch Company and introducing the first mill and threshing machine into the area.[3] William Hoehne farmed 1,000 acres, planting strawberries, apples, and cherries. Hoehne is still a farming community, but the focus has shifted from fruits to alfalfa and grass hay.

The population of Hoehne today is less than 100 people. But during its heyday, the town boasted a hotel, a train depot called “Hoehnes,” a blacksmith, a Catholic church, and several stores. The train depot was retired in 1967 and was moved twice - the second time to its current location in Texas Creek, CO, where it was restored to its original condition.[4] The Hoehnes train depot sign is still visible today at the original depot location.

Hoehne is located near the Santa Fe Trail and a historical marker is located approximately one mile north of the town, on County Road 42.0.

The Hoehne Post Office has the ZIP Code 81046.[2]

Geography[edit]

Hoehne is located at 37°16′52″N 104°22′49″W / 37.28111°N 104.38028°W / 37.28111; -104.38028 (37.281156,-104.380245).

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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 28, 2006. Retrieved December 28, 2006. 
  3. ^ MacArthur, Mildred Sherwood. “A History of the German element in the state of Colorado.” Cornell University, 1914, p.24.
  4. ^ Werkema, Evan. “Santa Fe Surviving Depots: Colorado.” Last revised October 4, 2004. http://atsf.railfan.net/depots/hoehnes.html.