Portland, Fremont County, Colorado

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Portland was one of three factory towns built surrounding the Portland Cement plant, now Holcim. The town is located along State Highway 115 in Fremont County, Colorado and is east of Florence. The other two factory towns nearby are Concrete and Cement.

A post office called Portland was established in 1900, and remained in operation until 1952.[1] The community was named for the fact Portland cement was manufactured here.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  2. ^ 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. 41. 

Coordinates: 38°23′28″N 105°01′30″W / 38.39111°N 105.02500°W / 38.39111; -105.02500