Cahone, Colorado

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Cahone, Colorado
Cahone is located in Colorado
Cahone
Cahone
Location within the state of Colorado
Cahone is located in the US
Cahone
Cahone
Cahone (the US)
Coordinates: 37°39′39″N 108°48′01″W / 37.66083°N 108.80028°W / 37.66083; -108.80028Coordinates: 37°39′39″N 108°48′01″W / 37.66083°N 108.80028°W / 37.66083; -108.80028
Country United States
State State of Colorado
CountyDolores County
EstablishedAbout 1912[1]
Elevation6,680 ft (2,036 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
81320[3]

Cahone is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Dolores County, Colorado, United States. The ZIP Code of the Cahone Post Office is 81320.[3]

History[edit]

The town of Cahone was established about 1912.[1] The Cahone Post Office opened on May 21, 1916.[4] The town was named by Bert Ballenger, the town's first postmaster, for a nearby canyon named El Cajon in Spanish, meaning little box.[1]

Ansel Hall Ruin, also known as Cahone Ruin, was a prehistoric North San Juan pueblo from the AD 1000-1499 period and has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1997.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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 "United States Zip Code" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  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. ^ National Register of Historic Places in Dolores County, Colorado American Dreams, Inc. Retrieved 2011-10-7.

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