Hesperus, Colorado

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Hesperus, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Coordinates: 37°17′12″N 108°02′21″W / 37.28667°N 108.03917°W / 37.28667; -108.03917Coordinates: 37°17′12″N 108°02′21″W / 37.28667°N 108.03917°W / 37.28667; -108.03917
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Counties La Plata[1]
Elevation[1] 8,091 ft (2,466 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code[2] 81326
Area code(s) 970

Hesperus is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office located in La Plata County, Colorado, United States. The Hesperus Post Office has the ZIP Code 81326.[2]

A post office called Hesperus has been in operation since 1891.[3] The community takes its name from nearby Hesperus Mountain.[4]


Hesperus is located at 37°17′12″N 108°02′21″W / 37.28667°N 108.03917°W / 37.28667; -108.03917 (37.286619,-108.039036).

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  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 28, 2006. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 23, 2010. Retrieved December 28, 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.