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Orchard is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office in Morgan County, Colorado, United States. The Orchard Post Office has the ZIP Code 80649.[2]

Orchard, Colorado
Washington Avenue in Orchard, Colorado.
Washington Avenue in Orchard, Colorado.
Location of Orchard in Morgan County, Colorado.
Location of Orchard in Morgan County, Colorado.
Orchard, Colorado is located in Colorado
Orchard, Colorado
Location in Morgan County and the state of Colorado
Orchard, Colorado is located in the United States
Orchard, Colorado
Orchard, Colorado (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°19′51″N 104°07′07″W / 40.33083°N 104.11861°W / 40.33083; -104.11861Coordinates: 40°19′51″N 104°07′07″W / 40.33083°N 104.11861°W / 40.33083; -104.11861
Country United States
State Colorado
CountiesMorgan[1]
Elevation4,413 ft (1,345 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code[2]
80649
GNIS feature ID0180764
Oblique air photo of Orchard (center) with the South Platte River crossing from left to right, in September 2018

A post office called Orchard has been in operation since 1882.[3] The community was named for a grove of cottonwood trees near the original town site.[4]

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GeographyEdit

Orchard is located at 40°19′51″N 104°07′07″W / 40.33083°N 104.11861°W / 40.33083; -104.11861 (40.330843,-104.118633).

Orchard is the town that was used to film James Michener's miniseries Centennial. Most if not all of the remnants of the production sets are now gone.[citation needed]

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. January 2, 2007. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on January 1, 2008. Retrieved January 2, 2007.
  3. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 6 July 2016.
  4. ^ 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. 38.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2016.