Yellow Jacket, Colorado

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Yellow Jacket, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Yellow Jacket, Colorado is located in Colorado
Yellow Jacket, Colorado
Yellow Jacket, Colorado is located in USA
Yellow Jacket, Colorado
Location in Montezuma County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 37°31′58″N 108°43′11″W / 37.53278°N 108.71972°W / 37.53278; -108.71972Coordinates: 37°31′58″N 108°43′11″W / 37.53278°N 108.71972°W / 37.53278; -108.71972
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Montezuma County[1]
Elevation[1] 6,900 ft (2,103 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 81335
Area code(s) 970
GNIS feature ID 0176860

Yellow Jacket is an unincorporated community and a U.S. post office located in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. The Yellow Jacket post office has the ZIP Code 81335.[2]

Geography[edit]

Yellow Jacket is located at 37°31′58″N 108°43′11″W / 37.53278°N 108.71972°W / 37.53278; -108.71972 (37.532871,-108.719845).

History[edit]

A post office called Yellow Jacket has been in operation since 1914.[3] The community was named for the abundance of yellow jackets near the original town site.[4]

There are a number of prehistoric archaeological sites of the Ancient Pueblo People (Anasazi) during the Pueblo II Era and Pueblo III Eras near Yellow Jacket that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties:[5][6]

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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. ^ "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. 52. 
  5. ^ National & State Registers for Montezuma County, Colorado. Colorado Historical Society, Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 10-8-2011.
  6. ^ National Register of Historic Places American Dreams, Inc. Retrieved 2011-10-6.