Punkin Center, Colorado

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Coordinates: 38°51′07″N 103°42′02″W / 38.8519°N 103.7005°W / 38.8519; -103.7005

Punkin Center, Colorado
Unincorporated community
On State Highway 94, looking west through the intersection of State Highway 94 and State Highway 71. The highways run through the community.
On State Highway 94, looking west through the intersection of State Highway 94 and State Highway 71. The highways run through the community.
Nickname(s): Pumpkin Center
Coordinates: 38°51′07″N 103°42′02″W / 38.85194°N 103.70056°W / 38.85194; -103.70056
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Counties Lincoln[1]
Elevation[1] 5,364 ft (1,635 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP codes 81063 (Ordway) and 80821 (Hugo)[2]
Area code(s) 719
GNIS feature ID 195180

Punkin Center is a small, rural Unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Colorado, United States at the intersection of State Highway 94 and State Highway 71.[3][4] John Stevens built the first store at the farmers crossroads in 1920. He painted each new building a pumpkin color, inspiring the name. Everything burned in the 1950s.[1] Its mostly white population was 4 according to a Denver Post article.[5] There is a communication tower near the intersection of the highways, and a larger communication tower about 3 miles southwest of the intersection. The Post Offices at Hugo (ZIP Code 80821) and Ordway (ZIP 81063) serve Punkin Center postal addresses.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Search for: Punkin Center, Colorado". Geographic Names Information System (GNIS). USGS. 13-OCT-78.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Punkin Center, CO". ZIP Code Lookup. United States Postal Service. Retrieved November 15, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Punkin Center". PlaceNames.com. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  4. ^ "Punkin Center - Lincoln County, CO.". Topographic Maps. Trails.com. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  5. ^ Lincoln County Information Office