The post office in June 2010
Location in Elbert County and the state of Colorado
|Elbert County and the state of Colorado|
|Elevation||5,801 ft (1,768 m)|
|Population (2000)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|GNIS feature ID||0195128|
The town was named after Duncan Matheson, the original owner of the town site.
In Popular Culture
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.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- 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.