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Cascade, Colorado
—  Town  —
Cascade, Colorado is located in Colorado
Cascade, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°53′49″N 104°58′18″W / 38.89694°N 104.97167°W / 38.89694; -104.97167
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County El Paso County
Established 1886[1]
Government
 - Type unincorporated town
Elevation [2] 7,379 ft (2,249 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80809[3]
Area code(s) 719
Highways US 24.svg US 24

Cascade is an unincorporated town and U.S. Post Office in El Paso County, Colorado, United States. The ZIP Code of the Cascade Post Office is 80809.[3]

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History

The town of Cascade was established in 1886.[1] The town was named for the many waterfalls in the area.[1] The Cascade Post Office opened on August 16, 1887.[4] In 1889, the Pikes Peak carriage road was constructed from Cascade to the top of Pikes Peak.[1]

Geography

Cascade is located at 38°53′49″N 104°58′18″W / 38.89694°N 104.97167°W / 38.89694; -104.97167 (38.897045,-104.971619). Fountain Creek flows off the slopes of Pikes Peak into the town, and turns southeast into a canyon. US 24 also runs through the town, paralleling Fountain Creek through the canyon until the exit for Manitou Springs.

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d Eichler, Geo. R. (1977). Colorado Place Names. Johnson Publishing Company.  
  2. ^ "Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report". USGS. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:193326. Retrieved 2007-08-15.  
  3. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/citytown.jsp. Retrieved September 4, 2007.  
  4. ^ Bauer, William H.; James L. Ozment, John H. Willard (1990). Colorado Post Offices 1859-1989. The Colorado Railroad Museum. ISBN 0-918654-42-4.  

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