Rand, Colorado

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Rand, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Rand, Colorado is located in Colorado
Rand, Colorado
Rand, Colorado
Rand, Colorado is located in the US
Rand, Colorado
Rand, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado Location in Jackson County and the state of Colorado
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
County Jackson[1]
Established 1881
Elevation[1] 8,627 ft (2,630 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 80473
Area code(s) 970
GNIS feature ID 0172876

Rand is an unincorporated community and 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]

A post office called Rand was established in 1883.[3] Some say the community was named after Charles Rand, a pioneer, while others believe it has the name of J. A. Rand, another pioneer.[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. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 8 July 2016. 
  4. ^ 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.