|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|State||State of Colorado|
|Elevation||4,088 ft (1,246 m)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
Messex, Colorado is a virtual ghost town in Washington County, Colorado. Its population in the 2010 census was 2, but has been several hundred in the past. Settled in the 1860s as a "Wild West" town, it became for a time a place where German immigrants grew sugar beets. In the 1990s, the population was still about a dozen persons, but it has declined to just 2 people by 2010.
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