Carr, Colorado

Carr, Colorado

Unincorporated community

Post office in Carr

Carr, Colorado

Location within the state of Colorado

Coordinates: 40°53′47″N 104°52′32″W / 40.89639°N 104.87556°W / 40.89639; -104.87556Coordinates: 40°53′47″N 104°52′32″W / 40.89639°N 104.87556°W / 40.89639; -104.87556

Country
 United States

State
 State of Colorado

County
Weld County

Established
1872[1]

Elevation[2]
5,712 ft (1,741 m)

Time zone
MST (UTC-7)

 • Summer (DST)
MDT (UTC-6)

ZIP Code
80612[3]

Carr is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Weld County, Colorado, United States. The ZIP Code of the Carr Post Office is 80612.[3] Some consider Carr a ghost town.[4]

Contents

1 History
2 Geography
3 See also
4 References
5 External links

History[edit]
The town of Carr was established by the Union Pacific Railroad in 1872.[1] Carr was named for Robert E. Carr of the Union Pacific, who managed the construction of the rail line through the town. The Carr Post Office opened on March 26, 1872. [5] From 1920 until 1939, the town carried Old Colorado State Highway 5, Which was meant as an access route. However, during this time, routes numbered 1-19 were major cross state highways, making it a some-what useless route.
Geography[edit]
Carr is located at 40°53′47″N 104°52′32″W / 40.89639°N 104.87556°W / 40.89639; -104.87556 (40.896257,-104.875488).

See also[edit]

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Outline of Colorado

Index of Colorado-related articles

State of Colorado

Colorado cities and towns
Colorado counties

Weld County, Colorado

Colorado metropolitan areas

Front Range Urban Corridor
North Central Colorado Urban Area
Denver-Aurora-Boulder, CO Combined Statistical Area
Greeley, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area

References[edit]

^ a b Eichler, Geo. R. (1977). Colorado Place Names. 77-089726: Johnson Publishing Company. 
^ “US Board on Geographic Names”. United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
^ a b “ZIP Code Lookup”. United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on September 3, 2007. Retrieved September 4, 2007. 
^ “Carr”. Atjeu Publishing. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
^ Bauer, William H.; James L. Ozment; John H. Willard (1990). Colorado Post Offices 1859-1989. 90-34759: The Colorado Railroad Museum. ISBN