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Colorado Gazetteer Colton ~ Cooked Creek

Colorado is situated about midway the country north and south, and about two thirds of the distance from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast. On the north are Wyoming and Nebraska, on the east Nebraska and Kansas, on the south New Mexico, and Utah on the west. The State is a quadrilateral in shape, its north and south boundaries being respectively the forty-first and thirty-seventh parallels of latitude.

Colton; town in San Miguel County.

Columbia; gulch in Chaffee County, tributary to Arkansas River Leadville.

Columbia; mountain in Clear Creek County. (Georgetown)

Columbine; lake in La Plata County; altitude, 8,788 feet. (Engineer Mountain, Needle Mountains)

Columbine; pass in La Plata County. (Needle Mountains)

Columbine; post village in Routt County.

Columbine; town in Teller County, on the Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District and the Florence and Cripple Creek railways.

Columbus; station in Chaffee County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Columbus; village in La Plata County; altitude, 7,321 feet.

Comanche; creek in Elbert, Arapahoe, and Adams counties, a right-hand branch of Kiowa Creek, tributary to South Platte River.

Commodore; gulch in Ouray County, tributary to Red Mountain Creek. (Silverton)

Como; lake in San Juan County. (Silverton)

Como; post town in Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 9,785 feet.

Condon; village in Adams County.

Conejos County in the southern part of the State; bounded on the north by Rio Grande and Costilla counties, on the east by Costilla County, on the South by New Mexico, and on the west by Archuleta County. It includes part of San Luis Valley which extends on the west into San Juan Mountains. Its area is 1,407 square miles, of which 10 per cent, or 98,960 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 8,794; and of Conejos, the county seat, 348. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 12° 50' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 15 inches, and the mean annual temperature 40°.

Conejos; county seat of Conejos County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 348; altitude, 7,880 feet.

Conejos; ferry across Rio Grande between Conejos and Costilla counties.

Conejos; mountain in Conejos County; altitude, 13,183 feet.

Conical or Upper Muddy; butte in Larimer County; altitude, 9,848 feet.

Conifer; post village in Jefferson County; altitude, 8,153 feet.

Conrad; post village in Park County.

Conroy; canyon in Las Animas County, tributary to Purgatory River, (Timpas)

Content; post village in La Plata County.

Conundrum; creek in Pitkin County, a left-hand branch of Castle Creek, tributary to Roaring Fork. (Aspen)

Cooke; creek in Mineral County, a right-hand branch of Hot Springs Creek, tributary to Rio Grande.

Cook, Mount; in Boulder County; altitude, 7,500 feet. (Boulder)

Cooley; creek in Fremont County, a left-hand branch of Pig Cottonwood Creek, tributary to Arkansas River.

Coon; creek in La Plata County, a left-hand branch of Animas River. (Durango)

Coon; gulch in Jefferson County, tributary to Clear Creek Denver. Coon; valley in Kiowa County. (Granada)

Coon Basin; valley in Gunnison County. (Anthracite)

Cooper; creek in Hinsdale County, a left-hand branch of Cottonwood Creek Han. (Cristobal)

Cooper; town in Morgan County on Union Pacific Railroad.

Cooper, Mount; in Fremont County Pikes Peak.

Cope; post village in Washington County.

Copper; creek in Gunnison County, a left-hand branch of East River. (Crested Butte)

Copper; creek in Summit County, a left-hand branch of Tenmile Creek, tributary to Snake River. (Leadville)

Copper; gulch in Fremont County, tributary to Arkansas River. (Canyon City)

Copper; gulch in Hinsdale County, tributary to Henson Creek. (Lake City)

Copper; gulch in San Juan County, tributary to South Fork Animas River. (Silverton)

Copper; hill in Lake County. (Leadville)

Copper; mountain in Summit County; altitude, 12,475 feet. (Leadville)

Copper; village in Mesa County.

Copperdale; village in Jefferson County; altitude, 7,624 feet. (Blackhawk)

Copperkettle; creek in Adams County, a left-hand branch of South Fork Republican River.

Copper Rock; station in Boulder County on Colorado and Northwestern Railroad; altitude, 7,369 feet.

Copper Rock; summit in Boulder County; altitude, 7,419 feet. (Boulder)

Coral: gulch in Rio Blanco County, tributary to White River.

Coral; station in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Corbett; creek in Ouray County, a left-hand branch of Uncompahgre River. (Ouray)

Corbett; hill on boundary between Summit and Eagle counties. (Tenmile District Special)

Corcoran; village in Arapahoe County.

Corkscrew; gulch in Ouray County, tributary to Red Mountain Creek. (Silverton)

Cornet; creek in San Miguel County, a right-hand branch of San Miguel River. (Telluride)

Cornet; falls in San Miguel County. (Telluride)

Cornwall; village in Rio Grande County; altitude, 9,145 feet.

Corona; station in Morgan County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; altitude, 4,559 feet. Post-office, Wiggins.

Coronado; station in Denver County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6,008 feet.

Corral; bluffs in El Paso County; altitude, 6,794 feet. (Colorado Springs)

Corral; creek in Clear Creek County, a left-hand branch of Bear Creek, tributary to South Platte River.

Corral; peak in Grand County; altitude, 11,333 feet.

Corrizo; post village in Baca County.

Cortez; post village and county seat of Montezuma County; population in 1900, 125.

Cortrite; village in Park County.

Cory; post village in Delta County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,060 feet.

Costilla County in the southern part of the State; bounded on the north by Saguache and Huerfano counties, on the east by Huerfano and Las Animas counties, on the south by New Mexico, and on the west by Conejos and Rio Grande counties; it includes a part of San Luis Valley, while the east boundary is the summit of Sangre de Cristo Range. The area is 1,746 square miles, of which 7 per cent, or 79,678 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 4,632; and of San Luis, the county seat, 350. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 12° 45 east. The mean annual rainfall is about 13 inches, and the mean annual temperature 40° to 45°.

Costilla; creek in Costilla County, a left-hand branch of Rio Grande.

Cotopaxi; post village in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,373 feet.

Cotton; creek in Saguache County, a left-hand branch of San Luis Creek.

Cottonwood; canyon in Las Animas County, tributary to Purgatory River. (Spanish Peaks)

Cottonwood; creek in Costilla County, a left-hand branch of Rio Grande. (Huerfano Park)

Cottonwood; creek in Fremont County, a right-hand branch of Currant Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Pikes Peak)

Cottonwood; creek in Hinsdale County, a left-hand branch of Lake Fork of Gunnison River. (San Cristobal)

Cottonwood; creek in Larimer County, a left-hand branch of Cache la Poudre River.

Cottonwood; creek in Las Animas County, a left-hand branch of Carrizo Creek, tributary to Cimarron River. (Mount Carrizo)

Cottonwood; creek in Mesa County, a left-hand branch of Plateau River.

Cottonwood; creek in Montrose County, a left-bund branch of Gunnison River.

Cottonwood; creek in Prowers County, a left-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Granada)

Cottonwood; creek in Saguache County, a Left-hand branch of San Luis Creek.

Cottonwood; gulch in Dolores County, tributary to West Fork Dolores River.

Cottonwood; gulch in Gilpin County, tributary to North Clear Creek. (Blackhawk)

Cottonwood; spring in Chaffee County.

Cottonwood; spring in Pueblo County Apishapa.

Cottonwood; station in Gilpin County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 7,190 feet. (Blackhawk)

Cottonwood; station in Saguache County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,397 feet. Post-office, Liberty.

Cottonwood; village in Gunnison County; altitude, 1 1,900 feet.

Coulter; post village in Grand County; altitude, 9,255 feet.

Courthouse; mountain on boundary between Hinsdale and Ouray counties; altitude, 1 2, 165 feet. (Ouray)

Coventry; post village in Montrose County.

Cover; mountain in Park County; altitude, 10,165 feet. (Pikes Peak)

Cow; butte in Otero County; altitude, 4,745 feet, (Catlin)

Cow; creek in Larimer County, a left-hand branch of Big Thompson Creek.

Cow; creek in Ouray County, a left-band branch of Uncompahgre River. (Ouray)

Cow; creek in Rio Blanco County, a left-hand branch of Piceance Creek, tributary to White River.

Cow; spring in Garfield County.

Cowan; station in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Cowdrey; post village in Larimer County.

Cox; post village in Gunnison County.

Coxcomb; peak in San Juan Mountains on boundary between Hinsdale and Ouray counties; altitude, 13,663 feet. (Ouray)

Cox; station in Conejos County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 9,741 feet.

Coyote; creek in San Juan County, a right-hand branch of Rio Navajo.

Coyote; creek in Yuma County, a left-hand branch of North Fork Republican River.

Coyote Basin; valley in Routt County.

Crags; station in El Paso County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 7,005 feet.

Crags, The; summit in Teller County. (Pikes Peak)

Craigs; creek in Park County, a right-hand branch of North Fork South Platte River. (Platte Canyon)

Craigs; post village in Routt County.

Cramer; station in Fremont County on Florence and Cripple Creek Railway; altitude, 5,893 feet.

Crane Park; station in Lake County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 10,102 feet. (Leadville)

Cravens; station in Lake County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Crawford; gulch in Jefferson County, tributary to Clear Creek. (Blackhawk)

Crawford; post village in Delta County; altitude, 6,950 feet,

Creede; city, and county seat of Mineral County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 938; altitude, 8,840 feet.

Crescent; peak in Routt County; altitude, 10,255 feet.

Crescent; station In Boulder County on Denver, Northwestern and Pacific Railway. (Blackhawk)

Crescent; village in Grand County.

Crescent; village in Larimer County.

Crested; butte in Elk Mountains, Gunnison County; altitude, 12,172 feet. (Crested Butte)

Crested Butte; post village in Gunnison County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 988; altitude, 8,807 feet. (Crested Butte)

Crestone; creek in Saguache County, a right-hand branch of Cottonwood Creek, tributary to San Luis Creek.

Crestone; peaks in Sangre de Cristo Range, Saguache County; altitude, 14,233 feet.

Crestone; post village in Saguache County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,871 feet.

Crestone Junction; station in Saguache County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,572 feet.

Creswell; post village in Jefferson County.

Crevasse; station in Mesa County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 4,585 feet.

Crews; station in El Paso County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway,

Cripple; creek in Teller County, a left-hand branch of Oil Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Pikes Peak)

Cripple Creek; gold-mining town, the county seat of Teller County, on the Colorado Midland, the Florence and Cripple Creek, and the Midland Terminal railways; population in 1900, 10,147; altitude, 9,591 feet. (Pikes Peak)

Cisman; post village in Boulder County on Colorado and Northwestern Railroad; altitude, 6,276 feet.

Citchell; post village in Jefferson County.

Coft; village in Otero County.

Cook; post village in Logan County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 3,707 feet.

Cooked; creek in Grand County, a left-hand branch of Frazer River, tributary to Grand River.

Source: United States Geological Survey, by Henry Gannett, Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey of Colorado, Charles D. Walcott. Director, Washington, Government Printing Office, 1906.

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