Austin, Colorado

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Austin, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Austin is located in Colorado
Austin
Austin
Austin is located in the US
Austin
Austin
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°46′53″N 107°57′04″W / 38.78139°N 107.95111°W / 38.78139; -107.95111Coordinates: 38°46′53″N 107°57′04″W / 38.78139°N 107.95111°W / 38.78139; -107.95111
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Delta County
Established 1900[1]
Elevation[2] 5,043 ft (1,537 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code 81410[3]

Austin is a small unincorporated community within the boundaries of the incorporated town of Orchard City in Delta County, Colorado, United States. There is a U.S. Post Office in Austin, the ZIP Code for which is 81410.[3]

Ferganchick Orchard Rock Art Site, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a prehistoric archaeological site located near Austin. Starting that the beginning of the 1st century, rock art was made at the site by Archaic people, and then Uncompahgre complex and Ute people.[4]

A post office called Austin has been in operation since 1905.[5] The community has the name of Austin E. Miller, an early settler.[6]

Geography[edit]

Austin is located at 38°46′53″N 107°57′04″W / 38.78139°N 107.95111°W / 38.78139; -107.95111 (38.781253,-107.950974).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Eichler, Geo. R. (1977). Colorado Place Names. 77-089726: Johnson Publishing Company. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  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. ^ National Register of Historic Places in Delta County American Dreams, Inc. Retrieved 2011-10-6.
  5. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  6. ^ Dawson, John Frank (1954). Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 8. 

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