Greenland, Colorado

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Greenland, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Greenland is located in Colorado
Greenland
Greenland
Location in Douglas County and state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°13′38″N 104°53′3″W / 39.22722°N 104.88417°W / 39.22722; -104.88417Coordinates: 39°13′38″N 104°53′3″W / 39.22722°N 104.88417°W / 39.22722; -104.88417
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Douglas County[1]
Government
 • Type Unincorporated Community[1]
Area
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation[2] 6,726 ft (2,050 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[3] 80118 (Larkspur)
Area code(s) 303
FIPS code 08-43550

Greenland is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. Greenland is located off Exit 167 on Interstate 25. The largest nearby incorporated towns are Larkspur and Monument: Larkspur lies about 7 miles northeast and Monument about 13 miles south of the community. The U.S. Post Office at Larkspur (ZIP Code 80118) now serves the Greenland postal addresses.[3]

A post office called Greenland was established in 1873, and remained in operation until 1959.[4] The community was named for the green character of the original town site.[5]

Activities[edit]

A series of trail races of varying distances are held in Greenland each May. Greenland Trail 50K, 25K, 8M

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Archived from the original on 2010-11-23. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. December 27, 2006. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 23, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2006. 
  4. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. 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. 25. 

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