Henderson, Colorado

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Henderson, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Henderson's Post Office.
Henderson's Post Office.
Henderson is located in Colorado
Henderson
Henderson
Location within the state of Colorado
Henderson is located in the US
Henderson
Henderson
Henderson (the US)
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
CountiesAdams[1]
Elevation[1]5,023 ft (1,531 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
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.

Education[edit]

School District 27J serves Henderson.[5]

See also[edit]

Flag of Colorado.svg Colorado portal

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. 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.
  5. ^ Kirk, Alexander; Jordan Chavez (2018-08-13). "No more Mondays for students in this Denver metro school district". 9 News. Retrieved 2018-08-14.

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