Boncarbo, Colorado

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Boncarbo, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Boncarbo, Colorado is located in Colorado
Boncarbo, Colorado
Boncarbo, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 37°12′58″N 104°41′44″W / 37.21611°N 104.69556°W / 37.21611; -104.69556Coordinates: 37°12′58″N 104°41′44″W / 37.21611°N 104.69556°W / 37.21611; -104.69556
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Las Animas County
Established 1915[1]
Elevation[2] 6,883 ft (2,098 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code 81024[3]

Boncarbo is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. The ZIP Code of the Boncarbo Post Office is 81024.[3]


The town of Boncarbo was established by the American Smelting and Refining Company in 1915.[1] Boncarbo is a corruption of the French bon carbon, meaning good coal.[1] The Boncarbo Post Office opened on November 15, 1917.[4] Most of the coal mined at Boncarbo was sent to Cokedale for coking.[1]


Boncarbo is located at 37°12′58″N 104°41′44″W / 37.21611°N 104.69556°W / 37.21611; -104.69556 (37.216249,-104.695587).

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  1. ^ a b c d 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 September 3, 2007. Retrieved September 4, 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.