Rollinsville, Colorado

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Rollinsville, Colorado
Businesses along State Highway 119 in Rollinsville
Businesses along State Highway 119 in Rollinsville
Location of the Rollinsville CDP in Gilpin County, Colorado.
Location of the Rollinsville CDP in Gilpin County, Colorado.
Rollinsville is located in the United States
Rollinsville
Rollinsville
Location of the Rollinsville CDP in the United States.
Coordinates: 39°55′23″N 105°30′49″W / 39.9231871°N 105.5135504°W / 39.9231871; -105.5135504 (Rollinsville CDP, Colorado)Coordinates: 39°55′23″N 105°30′49″W / 39.9231871°N 105.5135504°W / 39.9231871; -105.5135504 (Rollinsville CDP, Colorado)[1]
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyGilpin County
Government
 • Typeunincorporated town
Area
 • Total1.412 sq mi (3.658 km2)
 • Land1.412 sq mi (3.658 km2)
 • Water0.000 sq mi (0.000 km2)
Elevation8,671 ft (2,643 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total181
 • Density128/sq mi (49/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code[3]
80474
Area codes303 & 720
GNIS feature[2]Rollinsville CDP

Rollinsville is an unincorporated town, a post office, and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Gilpin County, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Rollinsville post office has the ZIP Code 80474 (post office boxes).[3] At the United States Census 2010, the population of the Rollinsville CDP was 181.[4]

History[edit]

The Rollinsville Post Office has been in operation since 1871.[5] The community was named for John Q. A. Rollins, a prominent mining executive in Gilpin County in the 1860s and 1870s.[6]

Geography[edit]

Rollinsville is located in the mountains southwest of the city of Boulder, on the flank of a hill above South Boulder Creek along State Highway 119 between Nederland and Black Hawk. It consists of a small cluster of residences and several businesses at the terminus of the road leading westward up to Rollins Pass at the summit of the Front Range.

The South Fork of Boulder Creek flows just south of the town. The creek follows the railroad tracks into a small canyon and emerges near the Boulder/Gilpin county border before flowing through Pinecliffe, Colorado.

The Rollinsville CDP has an area of 904 acres (3.658 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Rollinsville CDP for the United States Census 2010.

Rollinsville CDP, Colorado
YearPop.±%
2010181—    
2020—    
Source: United States Census Bureau

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "State of Colorado Census Designated Places - BAS20 - Data as of January 1, 2020". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "U.S. Board on Geographic Names: Domestic Names". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Look Up a ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  4. ^ "2010: DEC Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 22, 2020.
  5. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  6. ^ Dawson, John Frank. Place names in Colorado: Why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 43.

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