Rand, Colorado

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Rand, Colorado
Buildings along Highway 125 in Rand.
Buildings along Highway 125 in Rand.
Rand is located in Colorado
Rand
Rand
Coordinates: 40°27′15″N 106°10′45″W / 40.45417°N 106.17917°W / 40.45417; -106.17917Coordinates: 40°27′15″N 106°10′45″W / 40.45417°N 106.17917°W / 40.45417; -106.17917
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyJackson[1]
Established1881
Elevation8,627 ft (2,630 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code[2]
80473
Area code(s)970
GNIS feature ID0172876

Rand is an unincorporated community, with a U.S. Post Office, established in 1881 in Jackson County, Colorado. It is a ranching community at the southern end of North Park south of Walden consisting of several homes and businesses, a post office, and ranching facilities. Rand is near the junction of State Highway 125 and Jackson County Road 27 along Indian Creek, at an elevation of 8627 feet (2630 meters). The Rand post office has the ZIP code 80473.[2] Some say the community was named after Charles Rand, a pioneer, while others believe it has the name of J. A. Rand, another pioneer.[3] The post office in Rand was established in 1883.[4]

Geography[edit]

Rand is located at 40°27′15″N 106°10′45″W / 40.45417°N 106.17917°W / 40.45417; -106.17917 (40.454262,-106.179256).

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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. 43.
  4. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 July 2016.