Divide, Colorado

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Divide, Colorado
Census-designated place (CDP)
Divide from Ute Pass
Divide from Ute Pass
Motto: Center of the Known Universe[citation needed]
Location of Divide in Teller County, Colorado.
Location of Divide in Teller County, Colorado.
Divide, Colorado is located in Colorado
Divide, Colorado
Divide, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°56′31″N 105°09′28″W / 38.94194°N 105.15778°W / 38.94194; -105.15778Coordinates: 38°56′31″N 105°09′28″W / 38.94194°N 105.15778°W / 38.94194; -105.15778
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Teller County[1]
Government
 • Type unincorporated community
Elevation 9,165 ft (2,793 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 80814
Area code(s) 719
FIPS code 08-20605

Divide is a census-designated place and a U.S. Post Office in Teller County, Colorado, United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 127.[3] Divide sits on the north slope of Pikes Peak on U.S. Highway 24. Ute Pass is immediately west of town. The Divide Post Office has the ZIP Code 80814.[2]

Travelers will find easy access to fuel and convenience-store items, several restaurants, a grocery, post office, a trading post & gift shop, and a local brewery. Located just a few miles outside of Divide is Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, a Christian youth and young adult camp, and Mueller State Park is just six minutes south of town, offering camping, hiking, fishing and other outdoor activities within its over 5,000 acres of spring-fed meadows, ponds, forested ridges, and massive rocks. For those with pets or horses, Divide Feed Store provides staples and supplies of all types. Divide is home to Summit Elementary and a number of churches, as well as the Teller County Sheriff's office. The Teller County Jail behind the Sheriff's office is infamous for holding the 'Texas Seven' back in early 2000. Teller County Regional Animal Shelter [1] is nearby, as well.

Divide is a growing, planned community. Divide is planned in three areas: the town center, rural residential land parcels, and larger rural land parcels.

History[edit]

A post office called Divide has been in operation since 1889.[4] Some say the community was named for a drainage divide near the original town site.[5] However, it is more likely that the current name is based on it being the watershed divide between the South Platte and Arkansas rivers.[6]

Geography[edit]

Divide is located at 38°56′31″N 105°09′28″W / 38.94194°N 105.15778°W / 38.94194; -105.15778 (38.942054,-105.157871), at the western intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and State Highway 67 (The highways overlap east to Woodland Park). Elevation: 9,165′

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. December 22, 2006. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 23, 2010. Retrieved December 22, 2006. 
  3. ^ Colorado Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-02-25.
  4. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  5. ^ 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. 18. 
  6. ^ Dodd, Beth. "Center of the Known Universe, Divide, CO". Woodland Park, Colorado: The High Country Messenger. 
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016. 

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