Henderson, Colorado

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Henderson, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Henderson's Post Office.
Henderson's Post Office.
Henderson, Colorado is located in Colorado
Henderson, Colorado
Henderson, Colorado
Henderson, Colorado is located in the US
Henderson, Colorado
Henderson, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°55′18″N 104°52′06″W / 39.92167°N 104.86833°W / 39.92167; -104.86833Coordinates: 39°55′18″N 104°52′06″W / 39.92167°N 104.86833°W / 39.92167; -104.86833
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Counties Adams[1]
Elevation[1] 5,023 ft (1,531 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 80640

Henderson, formerly known as Henderson Island, is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office in Adams County, Colorado, United States. Henderson has the ZIP Code 80640.[2] Portions of the Henderson area have been annexed by Commerce City, Brighton, and Thornton.

A post office called Henderson has been in operation since 1894.[3] The community was named after John D. "Colonel Jack" Henderson.[4]

Geography[edit]

Henderson is located at 39°55′18″N 104°52′06″W / 39.92167°N 104.86833°W / 39.92167; -104.86833 (39.921586,-104.868279). Henderson Island is today the site of the Adams County Regional Park and Fairgrounds.

Current Day[edit]

Along with a post office, a few buildings remain of old Henderson along Brighton Road north of 120th Avenue. The Henderson Congregation Church (now Henderson Community Church) which has been in existence for over 100 years, stands as one of the last remaining vestiges of historical Henderson.

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. Retrieved 27 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. 26. 

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