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Conifer

  •   State: 
    Colorado
      County: 
    Jefferson County
      City: 
    Conifer
      County FIPS: 
    08059
      Coordinates: 
    39°31′16″N 105°18′19″W
      Elevation: 
    8,277 ft (2,523 m)
      Established: 
    1860; Settled 1860s
  •   Latitude: 
    39,5171
      Longitude: 
    -105,3077
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO
      Timezone: 
    Mountain Standard Time (MST) UTC-7:00; Mountain Daylight Time (MDT) UTC-6:00
      ZIP codes: 
    80433
      GMAP: 

    Conifer, Jefferson County, Colorado, United States

  •   Population: 
    283,506

Conifer is an unincorporated community in Jefferson County, Colorado, United States. It is located along U.S. Route 285 in the foothills west of Denver. Conifer is located at 39°3116N 105°1819W (39.5210995,105.3052708) A magnitude 3.1 tremor centered on Berrian Mountain about 1 mile north of Conifer occurred on November 1, 1981, at 8:03 p.m. MST. Some say the community was named after George Conifer, the proprietor of a local tavern, while others believe conifer trees near the original town site caused the name to be selected. The Elk Creek Fire Protection District, a mixed career/volunteer fire department with approximately 60 active duty firefighters, is based in Conifer. In 2011, Conifer High School was ranked 434 in the top 500 schools in the nation by Newsweek. The town has a subarctic climate (Koppen: Dfc) with a yearly temperature average of 38.6°F (3.7°C) Summertime is warm with cool nights, while winter is chilly with nights approaching zero. The community is home to Elk Creek Elementary, West Jefferson Elementary, Marshdale Elementary, and West Jefferson Middle School. The Conley Coffee Shop, built 1918, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Clifton House Inn, built 1894, is also on the Colorado Register of historic Places.

History

Conifer is the primary city name, but also Foxton are acceptable city names or spellings, Aspen Park on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. A post office called Conifer was established in 1894. Some say the community was named after George Conifer, the proprietor of a local tavern, while others believe conifer trees near the original town site caused the name to be selected. The town is located on the Ohio River, which runs through the center of the town. The community has a population of about 2,000. The post office is located in the town of Conifer and has been there since 1894, when a post office was established. It is located near the intersection of the Ohio and Ohio Turnpike, which is also known as the "Ohio Turnpikes" The town's name is derived from the Conifer tree, which was found near the site of the post office. The name Conifer means "conifer tree" or "conifers" in the local dialect, which may have been the reason for the name. It was named for a local man who owned a tavern in the early 1900s, and later moved his family to the town in the 1800s. The current post office has been in existence since 1892. It has a ZIP code of 7053. The city's population is around 2,200. It also has a small airport, which opened in the mid-19th century. The area was once known as "Conifer Town" and was known for its coal mining. It now has a number of businesses, including Conifer Oil and Conifer Springs.

Geography

Conifer has a subarctic climate (Koppen: Dfc) with a yearly temperature average of 38.6°F (3.7°C) Summertime is warm with cool nights, while winter is chilly with nights approaching zero. Conifer is located at 39°3116N 105°1819W (39.5210995, 105.3052708) A magnitude 3.1 tremor centered on Berrian Mountain about 1 mile north of Conifer occurred on November 1, 1981, at 8:03 p.m. MST. The town has a population of about 2,000. It is located in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers's Camp Pendleton National Wildlife Refuge, which was established in the 1930s. It has been the site of several military exercises, including the Battle of the Bulge in the 1950s and the Vietnam War Battle of Khe Sanh in the 1960s. The city is home to the American Museum of Natural History, which is based in the nearby town of Wounded Knee. It also has a National Park Service site, which dates back to the 18th century. It was founded in the 17th century and is the oldest of the National Park System sites in the United States. Its name is derived from the word "conifer" which means "hill" or "mountain" in German and "fuhrer" which translates to "hill". The town's name comes from the German word for mountain, "confer" meaning "to stand on".

Landmarks

Coney Island Hot Dog Stand for many years it was in Aspen Park area of Conifer, but was moved to the nearby community of Bailey. Staunton State Park - 3,908-acre state park located 6 miles west ofconifer. Conifer Junction School, built 1894, Colorado Register of Historic Places 5JF.972. Yellow Barn at Bradford Junction, built 1918, Jefferson County Register of historic Places 5F.303. The Lubin-Blakeslee Place at Meyer Ranch, Conifer. built 1889, Nationalregister of historic places 5Jf.303, National Register of National Historic Sites 5FF. 972. The Conley Coffee Shop, built 1913, National register of historic sites 5FB. 976. The Clifton House Inn, built 1889. National register. of historic place 5FBA. 975. The Coney Island hot dog stand, built in the early 1900s, was in Conifer for years. It was in the area of Aspen park area for many decades. It is now in the nearby town of Bailey, Colorado. It's a popular hot dog restaurant and bar. It has been there since the early 1950s. It still has a large outdoor seating area and is open to the public. It also has a coffee shop, which is open on the weekends. In the summer, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant is located in the Conifer area of Colorado.

Education

In 2011, Conifer High School was ranked 434 in the top 500 schools in the nation by Newsweek. Elk Creek Elementary School, West Jefferson Elementary School and Marshdale Elementary School are among the neighborhood schools. West Jefferson Middle School, and Conifer high School are also in the Jefferson County school system. The school district has a total enrollment of 6,000 students, with 4,000 of them living in Jefferson County. The district has an enrollment of 4,500 students, including 2,000 children living outside the county. It also has a population of 2,500, including 1,500 children living in the city of Jefferson. It has a enrollment of 3,000, including 400 students living in West Jefferson and 1,200 students living outside of the city. The county has a graduation rate of 80 percent, the highest in the state. It is the second-highest rate in the country, after the state of New Jersey. It was the No. 1 school in the U.S. in 2010 and 2010, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. In 2011, the school was ranked No. 434 out of 500 in the United States. It had a graduation record of 80 per cent in 2010, and was No. 3 in 2011. The high school had a record of 78 per cent, the best in its class, in 2011 and 2010. The state had a high school graduation rate in 2011, which was the highest for the county in the history of the school.

Infrastructure

Conifer residents are served by the Elk Creek Fire Protection District. The district is a mixed career/volunteer fire department with approximately 60 active duty firefighters. The town has a population of about 2,000. The fire department has a budget of about $20 million a year. It has a fire station on the town's main road, which was built in the 1950s and 1960s. The department has about 60 activeduty firefighters. It also has a volunteer fire department, which has about 40 firefighters on duty. The community has a water supply of about 1,000 gallons per person. The city has a wastewater treatment system with a capacity of about 3,000 cubic feet per minute. It is the second largest in the state, after Elk Creek, and has a paved road system with about 1.5 miles. It was built for the town in the 1960s and 1970s, and was completed in the 1980s.

  • Conifer's population in Jefferson County, Colorado of 6,679 residents in 1900 has increased 42,45-fold to 283,506 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

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