Trinchera, Colorado

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Trinchera, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Trinchera, Colorado is located in Colorado
Trinchera, Colorado
Trinchera, Colorado is located in the US
Trinchera, Colorado
Location in Las Animas County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 37°02′34″N 104°02′51″W / 37.04278°N 104.04750°W / 37.04278; -104.04750Coordinates: 37°02′34″N 104°02′51″W / 37.04278°N 104.04750°W / 37.04278; -104.04750
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Las Animas County[1]
Elevation[1] 1,765 m (5,791 ft)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 81081
Area code(s) 719
GNIS feature ID 0204814

Trinchera is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office located in Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. The Trinchera Post Office has the ZIP Code 81081.[2]

A post office called Trinchera has been in operation since 1889.[3] Trinchera is a name derived from Spanish meaning "trenches".[4]

Geography[edit]

Trinchera is located at 37°02′34″N 104°02′51″W / 37.04278°N 104.04750°W / 37.04278; -104.04750 (37.042847,-104.047565).

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.