Timpas, Colorado

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Timpas, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Timpas, Colorado is located in Colorado
Timpas, Colorado
Timpas, Colorado is located in the US
Timpas, Colorado
Location in Otero County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 37°49′05″N 103°46′25″W / 37.81806°N 103.77361°W / 37.81806; -103.77361Coordinates: 37°49′05″N 103°46′25″W / 37.81806°N 103.77361°W / 37.81806; -103.77361
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Otero County[1]
Elevation[1] 4,430 ft (1,350 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 81050 (La Junta)
Area code(s) 719
GNIS feature ID 0195713

Timpas is an unincorporated community located in Otero County, Colorado, United States. The U.S. Post Office at La Junta (ZIP Code 81050) now serves Timpas postal addresses.[2]

A post office called Timpas was established in 1891, and remained in operation until 1970.[3] The community took its name from nearby Timpas Creek.[4]

Geography[edit]

Timpas is located at 37°49′05″N 103°46′25″W / 37.81806°N 103.77361°W / 37.81806; -103.77361 (37.818056,-103.773594).

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 11 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. 49.