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Divide, Colorado
—  Town  —
Divide from Ute Pass
Motto: Center of the Known Universe
Divide, Colorado is located in Colorado
Divide, Colorado
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°56′31″N 105°09′28″W / 38.94194°N 105.15778°W / 38.94194; -105.15778
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Teller County[1]
Government
 - Type unincorporated town
Elevation 9,165 ft (2,793 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 80814
Area code(s) 719

Divide is an unincorporated town and a U.S. Post Office in Teller County, Colorado, United States. Divide sits on the north slope of Pikes Peak on U.S. Highway 24. Ute Pass is immediately west of town. The Divide Post Office has the ZIP Code 80814.[2]

Divide is a growing, planned community. Divide is planned in three areas: the town center, rural residential land parcels, and larger rural land parcels.

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History

Divide was originally called Hayden's Divide after geologist Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden, the original surveyor of the area; settlers in the 1880s shortened the name to Divide. Divide was so named because water run-offs divide to the north, south, east and west of its location.

Geography

Divide is located at 38°56′31″N 105°09′28″W / 38.94194°N 105.15778°W / 38.94194; -105.15778 (38.942054,-105.157871), at the western intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and State Highway 67 (The highways overlap east to Woodland Park).

See also

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. December 22, 2006. http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/citytown.jsp. Retrieved December 22, 2006.  

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