Burns, Colorado

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Burns, Colorado
Burns, Colorado is located in Colorado
Burns, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°52′24″N 106°52′55″W / 39.87333°N 106.88194°W / 39.87333; -106.88194Coordinates: 39°52′24″N 106°52′55″W / 39.87333°N 106.88194°W / 39.87333; -106.88194
Country United States
State State of Colorado
CountyEagle County
Government
 • Typeunincorporated town
Elevation[1]6,496 ft (1,980 m)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
Zip code80426[2]
 
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Burns, Colorado
Burns, Colorado is located in Colorado
Burns, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°52′24″N 106°52′55″W / 39.87333°N 106.88194°W / 39.87333; -106.88194Coordinates: 39°52′24″N 106°52′55″W / 39.87333°N 106.88194°W / 39.87333; -106.88194
Country United States
State State of Colorado
CountyEagle County
Government
 • Typeunincorporated town
Elevation[1]6,496 ft (1,980 m)
Time zoneMST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST)MDT (UTC-6)
Zip code80426[2]

Burns is an unincorporated town and U.S. Post Office in northern Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The community is located along a remote stretch of the Colorado River southwest of Kremmling. It is accessible by dirt and gravel county roads from State Highway 131 and Interstate 70. The community is located on a hillside along the river, along the route of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad mainline (now the Union Pacific Railroad) in the sandstone canyons along the Colorado. It consists of a post office, as well as cluster of houses and trailers. Livestock ranching is the primary industry in the area. The ZIP Code of the Burns Post Office is 80426.[2]

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History

The town is named for Jack Burns, a trapper who built a cabin in the area.[3] The Burns Post Office opened on May 14, 1895.[4]

Geography

Burns is located at 39°52′24″N 106°52′55″W / 39.87333°N 106.88194°W / 39.87333; -106.88194 (39.873385,-106.881866).

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References

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/citytown.jsp. Retrieved September 4, 2007. 
  3. ^ Eichler, Geo. R. (1977). Colorado Place Names. 77-089726: Johnson Publishing Company. 
  4. ^ 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. 

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