Arlington, Colorado

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Arlington, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Arlington, Colorado is located in Colorado
Arlington, Colorado
Arlington, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°20′08″N 103°20′33″W / 38.33556°N 103.34250°W / 38.33556; -103.34250Coordinates: 38°20′08″N 103°20′33″W / 38.33556°N 103.34250°W / 38.33556; -103.34250
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Kiowa County[1]
Established 1887[2]
Elevation[1] 4,222 ft (1,287 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code 81021[3]
Area code(s) 719
Highways Colorado 96.svg SH 96
GNIS feature ID 0204825

Arlington is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Kiowa County, Colorado, United States. The ZIP Code of the Arlington Post Office is 81021.[3]

History[edit]

The town of Arlington was established by the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1887.[2] The Arlington Post Office opened on August 16, 1887.[4]

Arlington Auxiliary Army Airfield[edit]

Airfield: high view from the SW corner of the triangular runway looking WNW
Airfield: E/W runway looking west

Three miles east of town is the site of the former Arlingtion Auxiliary Army Air Field #4,[5] one of many former Colorado World War II Army Airfields. The triangular shape of the runways is not only visible from the air, but also visible from the county road. The E/W runway still has large sections of asphalt and the vegetation has noticeable changes along the runway.

Geography[edit]

Arlington is located at 38°20′08″N 103°20′33″W / 38.33556°N 103.34250°W / 38.33556; -103.34250 (38.335597,-103.342552).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b Eichler, Geo. R. (1977). Colorado Place Names. 77-089726: Johnson Publishing Company. 
  3. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on 3 September 2007. Retrieved September 3, 2007. 
  4. ^ Bauer, William H.; James L. Ozment; John H. Willard (1990). Colorado Post Offices 1859-1989. 90-34759: The Colorado Railroad Museum. ISBN 0-918654-42-4. 
  5. ^ Arlington Auxiliary Army Air Field #4

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