Wolcott, Colorado

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Wolcott, Colorado
Census-designated place
Bridge over Eagle River in Wolcott
Bridge over Eagle River in Wolcott
Wolcott is located in Colorado
Wolcott
Wolcott
Location in Eagle County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°42′10″N 106°40′42″W / 39.70278°N 106.67833°W / 39.70278; -106.67833Coordinates: 39°42′10″N 106°40′42″W / 39.70278°N 106.67833°W / 39.70278; -106.67833
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Eagle County[1]
Area
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.00 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation[1] 6,990 ft (2,130 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 15
 • Density 40/sq mi (15.6/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 81655
GNIS feature ID 0204665
FIPS code 08-85760

Wolcott is a census-designated place (CDP) and a U.S. Post Office located in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 15.[3] The Wolcott Post Office has the ZIP Code 81655.[2]

A post office called Wolcott has been in operation since 1889.[4] The community was named after Edward O. Wolcott, a United States Senator from Colorado.[5]

Geography[edit]

Wolcott is located in central Eagle County at 39°42′10″N 106°40′42″W / 39.70278°N 106.67833°W / 39.70278; -106.67833 (39.702696,-106.678448), in the valley of the Eagle River, a west-flowing tributary of the Colorado River. U.S. Route 6 passes through the community, following the river, while Interstate 70 forms the southern edge of the CDP, with access from Exit 157. I-70 and US-6 each lead 7 miles (11 km) east to Edwards and west 10 miles (16 km) to Eagle, the county seat. Colorado State Highway 131 intersects I-70 at Exit 157, passes through the center of Wolcott, and leads north 72 miles (116 km) to Steamboat Springs.

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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 3, 2007. Retrieved January 3, 2007. 
  3. ^ Colorado Trend Report 2: State and Complete Places (Sub-state 2010 Census Data). Missouri Census Data Center. Accessed 2011-02-25.
  4. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 
  5. ^ 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. 52.