Florida, Colorado

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Florida is an unincorporated community in La Plata County, in the U.S. state of Colorado.[1]

History[edit]

A post office called Florida was established in 1877, and remained in operation until 1881.[2] The community takes its name from the nearby Florida River.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Florida, 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. 21.

Coordinates: 37°12′54″N 107°45′09″W / 37.21500°N 107.75250°W / 37.21500; -107.75250