Capulin, Colorado

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This article is about the town in Colorado. For the volcano in New Mexico, see Capulin Volcano National Monument.
Capulin, Colorado
Census-designated place
Capulin is located in Colorado
Capulin is located in the US
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 37°17′02″N 106°06′40″W / 37.28389°N 106.11111°W / 37.28389; -106.11111Coordinates: 37°17′02″N 106°06′40″W / 37.28389°N 106.11111°W / 37.28389; -106.11111
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Conejos County
Established 1867[1]
 • Total 0.95 sq mi (2.45 km2)
 • Land 0.95 sq mi (2.45 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 7,825 ft (2,385 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 200
 • Density 211/sq mi (81.5/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code 81124 (PO Box)[3]

Capulin is a census-designated place and U.S. Post Office in Conejos County, Colorado, United States.[4] The ZIP Code of the Capulin Post Office is 81124.[3] The population as of the 2010 Census was 200.[5]


The town of Capulin was established by settlers from Ojo Caliente, New Mexico, in 1867.[1] "Capulin" is a regional word for black cherry.[1] The Capulin Post Office opened on August 10, 1881.[6]


Capulin is located in northern Conejos County at 37°17′02″N 106°06′40″W / 37.28389°N 106.11111°W / 37.28389; -106.11111 (37.283751,-106.111107). Colorado State Highway 15 leads east 8 miles (13 km) to U.S. Route 285 just north of La Jara, and west then north 22 miles (35 km) to Monte Vista.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.95 square miles (2.45 km2), all of it land.[7]

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  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 "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on September 3, 2007. Retrieved September 4, 2007. 
  4. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Colorado Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-02-25.
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Capulin CDP, Colorado". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 24, 2014. 
  8. ^ Oswald, Mark (2014-04-14). "Eppie Archuleta, master weaver, dies at age 92". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved 2014-05-10. 

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