Rugby, Colorado

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Rugby in 2018.

Rugby is an unincorporated community in Las Animas County, in the U.S. state of Colorado.[1]

History[edit]

A post office called Rugby was established in 1900, and remained in operation until 1947.[2] The community was named after Rugby, in England, the native land of a local mining official.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rugby, Colorado
  2. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  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. 44.

Coordinates: 37°28′12″N 104°39′54″W / 37.47000°N 104.66500°W / 37.47000; -104.66500