Fort Lyon, Colorado

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Fort Lyon, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 38°05′48″N 103°09′07″W / 38.09667°N 103.15194°W / 38.09667; -103.15194Coordinates: 38°05′48″N 103°09′07″W / 38.09667°N 103.15194°W / 38.09667; -103.15194
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Counties Bent[1]
Elevation[1] 3,888 ft (1,185 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 81038
Area code(s) 719

Fort Lyon is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Bent County, Colorado, United States. The Fort Lyon Post Office has the ZIP Code 81038.[2]

A post office called Fort Lyon was established in 1862.[3] The community was named after Nathaniel Lyon, an officer in the American Civil War.[4]

Geography[edit]

Fort Lyon is located at 38°05′48″N 103°09′07″W / 38.09667°N 103.15194°W / 38.09667; -103.15194 (38.096741,-103.152008).

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". United States Postal Service. December 15, 2006. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 23, 2010. 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. 22.