Eckert, Colorado

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Eckert, Colorado
Neighborhood
Eckert is located in Colorado
Eckert
Eckert
Eckert is located in the US
Eckert
Eckert
Coordinates: 38°50′34″N 107°57′41″W / 38.84278°N 107.96139°W / 38.84278; -107.96139Coordinates: 38°50′34″N 107°57′41″W / 38.84278°N 107.96139°W / 38.84278; -107.96139
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Counties Delta[1]
Elevation[1] 5,568 ft (1,697 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 81418
Area code(s) 970
Highways Colorado 65.svg SH 65

Eckert is a former unincorporated community, now a neighborhood within the boundaries of the incorporated town of Orchard City in Delta County, Colorado, United States. There is a U.S. Post Office in Eckert, the ZIP Code for which is 81418.[2]

A post office called Eckert has been in operation since 1891.[3] The community was named after the maiden name of the wife of a local merchant.[4]

Geography[edit]

Eckert is located at 38°50′34″N 107°57′41″W / 38.84278°N 107.96139°W / 38.84278; -107.96139 (38.842649,-107.961273).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. December 15, 2006. Retrieved December 15, 2006. 
  3. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 25 June 2016. 
  4. ^ 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. 19.