Matheson, Colorado

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Matheson, Colorado
Unincorporated community
The post office in June 2010
The post office in June 2010
Location in Elbert County and the state of Colorado
Location in Elbert County and the state of Colorado
Matheson is located in Colorado
Matheson
Matheson
Matheson is located in the US
Matheson
Matheson
Location in Elbert County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°10′20″N 103°58′35″W / 39.17222°N 103.97639°W / 39.17222; -103.97639Coordinates: 39°10′20″N 103°58′35″W / 39.17222°N 103.97639°W / 39.17222; -103.97639
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Elbert[1]
Elevation[1] 5,801 ft (1,768 m)
Population (2000)[citation needed]
 • Total 94
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 80830
Area code(s) 719
GNIS feature ID 0195128

Matheson is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office in Elbert County, Colorado, United States. The Matheson Post Office has the ZIP Code 80830.[2]

The town was named after Duncan Matheson, the original owner of the town site.[3]

In Popular Culture[edit]

The television series Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show is set in Matheson, Colorado. However, the series portrays Matheson as much larger, a hub of high-tech industry, and located somewhere in the mountains west of Denver.

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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. January 2, 2007. Retrieved January 2, 2007. 
  3. ^ 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. 34.