Jefferson, Colorado

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Jefferson, Colorado
Unincorporated community
The town of Jefferson, showing one-room school house, seen looking eastward from U.S. Highway 285
The town of Jefferson, showing one-room school house, seen looking eastward from U.S. Highway 285
Jefferson, Colorado is located in Colorado
Jefferson, Colorado
Jefferson, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°22′39″N 105°48′02″W / 39.37750°N 105.80056°W / 39.37750; -105.80056Coordinates: 39°22′39″N 105°48′02″W / 39.37750°N 105.80056°W / 39.37750; -105.80056
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Park[1]
Elevation[1] 9,501 ft (2,896 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 80456
GNIS feature ID 0204725

Jefferson is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office in Park County, Colorado, United States. It is located the northern end of South Park, along U.S. Route 285, approximately 15 miles (24 km) northeast of Fairplay, at the western foot of Kenosha Pass. It lies 6 miles (10 km) from Como, 23 miles (37 km) from Bailey, and 37 miles (60 km) from Breckenridge. The town consists largely of a strip of retail businesses along U.S. Route 285, as well as a small unpaved grid of houses and trailers on the south side of the highway. The most notable landmarks in town are a historic one-room schoolhouse and the Historic Jefferson Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad (DSP&P RR)Depot (circa 1880), highly visible in the surrounding grasslands of South Park. The Jefferson Post Office has the ZIP Code 80456.[2]

Geography[edit]

Jefferson is located at 39°22.6′N 105°48.0′W / 39.3767°N 105.8000°W / 39.3767; -105.8000 (39.568,-105.801).

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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. 
Jefferson in early 1900s