Shawnee, Colorado

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Shawnee, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Entering Shawnee from the east
Entering Shawnee from the east
Shawnee, Colorado is located in Colorado
Shawnee, Colorado
Location in Park County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°25′12″N 105°33′06″W / 39.42000°N 105.55167°W / 39.42000; -105.55167Coordinates: 39°25′12″N 105°33′06″W / 39.42000°N 105.55167°W / 39.42000; -105.55167
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Park County[1]
Elevation[1] 8,120 ft (2,475 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 80475
GNIS feature ID 0183232

Shawnee is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office located in northern Park County, Colorado, United States. Shawnee is situated in the Platte Canyon, along the North Fork South Platte River, west of Bailey on U.S. Highway 285.

The Shawnee Post Office has the ZIP Code 80475.[2]

Shawnee consists largely of a general store and post office, and well as surrounding houses, on the hillside south of the highway overlooking the river valley.

History[edit]

A post office called Shawnee has been in operation since 1900.[3] The community takes its name from nearby Shawnee Peak.[4]

Geography[edit]

Shawnee is located at 39°25′12″N 105°33′06″W / 39.42000°N 105.55167°W / 39.42000; -105.55167 (39.420017,-105.551662).

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 3, 2007. Retrieved January 3, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 9 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. 46.