Beulah, Colorado

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Beulah, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Beulah, Colorado is located in Colorado
Beulah, Colorado
Beulah, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°04′33″N 104°59′10″W / 38.07583°N 104.98611°W / 38.07583; -104.98611Coordinates: 38°04′33″N 104°59′10″W / 38.07583°N 104.98611°W / 38.07583; -104.98611
Country United States
State State of Colorado
CountyPueblo County
Settled1862[1]
Elevation[2]6,381 ft (1,945 m)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code81023[3]
 
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Beulah, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Beulah, Colorado is located in Colorado
Beulah, Colorado
Beulah, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°04′33″N 104°59′10″W / 38.07583°N 104.98611°W / 38.07583; -104.98611Coordinates: 38°04′33″N 104°59′10″W / 38.07583°N 104.98611°W / 38.07583; -104.98611
Country United States
State State of Colorado
CountyPueblo County
Settled1862[1]
Elevation[2]6,381 ft (1,945 m)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code81023[3]

Beulah is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Pueblo County, Colorado, United States. The ZIP Code of the Beulah Post Office is 81023.[3] Beulah lies along State Highway 78 about 21 miles southwest of Pueblo, in the foothills of the Wet Mountains.

History[edit]

The town of Mace's Hole was settled in 1862.[1] The town was named for Juan Mace, a bandit who used the valley for a hideout. The Mace's Hole Post Office opened on April 23, 1873.[4] A local preacher took umbrage at the town's name and suggested the biblical name Beulah as a more wholesome alternative.[1] The name of the town was changed to Beulah on October 25, 1876.[4] The name is a reference to Isaiah 62:4;[5] it comes from the Hebrew for "married."[6]

Geography[edit]

Beulah is located at 38°04′33″N 104°59′10″W / 38.07583°N 104.98611°W / 38.07583; -104.98611 (38.075798,-104.986038).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Eichler, Geo. R. (1977). Colorado Place Names. 77-089726: Johnson Publishing Company. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved September 3, 2007. 
  4. ^ a b Bauer, William H.; James L. Ozment; John H. Willard (1990). Colorado Post Offices 1859-1989. 90-34759: The Colorado Railroad Museum. ISBN 0-918654-42-4. 
  5. ^ http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2062:4-5&version=9;
  6. ^ http://www.answers.com/topic/beulah-1