Delcarbon, Colorado

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Part of Delcarbon from across Colorado State Highway 69.

Delcarbon is an extinct town in Huerfano County, in the U.S. state of Colorado. The GNIS classifies it as a populated place.[1]


A post office called Delcarbon was established in 1915, and remained in operation until 1953.[2] Delcarbon is a name derived from Spanish meaning "of the coal".[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Delcarbon, Colorado
  2. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016.
  3. ^ Dawson, John Frank. 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. 17.

Coordinates: 37°42′45″N 104°52′37″W / 37.71250°N 104.87694°W / 37.71250; -104.87694