Parlin, Colorado

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Parlin, Colorado
Entering Parlin
Entering Parlin
Parlin is located in Colorado
Parlin
Parlin
Parlin is located in the United States
Parlin
Parlin
Coordinates: 38°30′11″N 106°43′34″W / 38.50306°N 106.72611°W / 38.50306; -106.72611Coordinates: 38°30′11″N 106°43′34″W / 38.50306°N 106.72611°W / 38.50306; -106.72611
Country United States
State State of Colorado
CountyGunnison County[1]
Elevation7,933 ft (2,418 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code[2]
81239
GNIS feature ID0189019

Parlin is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. The Parlin Post Office has the ZIP Code 81239.[2]

Geography[edit]

Parlin is located at 38°30′11″N 106°43′34″W / 38.50306°N 106.72611°W / 38.50306; -106.72611 (38.503042, -106.726170).

History[edit]

The town is named after rancher John Tufts Parlin who moved to the area from Maine in 1876. The Parlin ranch was called the 76 ranch and cattle were all branded with the numbers "76". County Road 76 is named after the ranch. The local hot springs, Waunita Hot Springs is named after Parlin's niece, Waunita.[3][4]

Climate[edit]

Climate type is dominated by the winter season, a long, bitterly cold period with short, clear days, relatively little precipitation mostly in the form of snow, and low humidity. The Köppen Climate Classification sub-type for this climate is "Dfc" (Continental Subarctic Climate).

Climate data for Parlin, Colorado
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −2
(28)
1
(33)
6
(43)
12
(54)
18
(65)
24
(76)
27
(81)
26
(79)
22
(72)
16
(61)
7
(45)
−1
(31)
13
(56)
Average low °C (°F) −21
(−5)
−18
(0)
−11
(12)
−6
(21)
−2
(29)
2
(35)
6
(42)
5
(41)
0
(32)
−6
(22)
−12
(11)
−18
(−1)
−7
(20)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 18
(0.7)
15
(0.6)
18
(0.7)
20
(0.8)
23
(0.9)
18
(0.7)
41
(1.6)
46
(1.8)
25
(1)
20
(0.8)
15
(0.6)
20
(0.8)
280
(11)
Average precipitation days 6 6 6 6 6 5 9 10 6 5 5 6 76
Source: Weatherbase [5]

See also[edit]

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. January 2, 2007. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 23, 2010. Retrieved 2007-01-02.
  3. ^ posted by Great-great granddaughter of John Parlin
  4. ^ Hall, F.; Rocky Mountain Historical Company (1895). History of the State of Colorado, Embracing Accounts of the Pre-historic Races and Their Remains: The Earliest Spanish, French and American Explorations ... the First American Settlements Founded; the Original Discoveries of Gold in the Rocky Mountains; the Development of Cities and Towns, with the Various Phases of Industrial and Political Transition, from 1858 to 1890 ... Blakely print. Company. p. 546. Retrieved 2014-11-23.
  5. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on August 3, 2013.