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Creede
Mineral County, Colorado

ZipCodes
81130




Page Contents for Creede, Colorado

Statistics & Facts

Location

Geography

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Creede is approximately 362 1990.
The approximate number of families is 275 1990.
The amount of land area in Creede is 1.111 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Creede to Washington DC is 1698 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 176 miles. (as the crow flies)
Creede is positioned 37.85 degrees north of the equator and 106.92 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Creede elevation is 8,852 feet above sea level.
Creede average annual precipitation is 16.6 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 24 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 72 degrees F.

Location

in southwest Colorado
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Geography


in an area of high mountains and alpine valleys. Creede is in the La Garita Caldera which was formed millions of years ago in a volcanic eruption. This same eruption also created the Wheeler Geologic area.
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Weather


seasonal. There are usually 300 days of sunshine each year.
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History & History Related Items

Creede is named for Nicholas Creede in 1889 who stopped for lunch here and discovered the area which would become the Holy Moses Mine. Needless to say, the area boomed with the strike and became a large tent city. By the summer of 1890 300 people per day were coming to town. There were over 10,000 residents by 1892. Some of the "famous" western figures who lived in Creede were Bob Ford side-kick and killer of Jesse James, Soapy Smith, Bat Masterson, Poker Alice Tubbs and artist Calamity Jane Canary. Business was great in Creede until the Silver Act became law in 1893. The price of silver dropped from $ 1.29 an ounce to 50 cents per ounce. The town almost died, but many of the townspeople pulled together and the town survived. Some silver was still being mined during the 1960's, but the amount of ore being taken out had dropped dramatically from earlier boom years.
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Attractions

Creede, Colorado official site.

Silver Thread Scenic Byway
In 1990, a portion of Highway 149 was given the distinction of becoming a National Forest Service and Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway. This historic route carries you on a 75 mile journey between the towns of South Fork and Lake City, including the historic town of Creede
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Creede City Government

Creede City Clerk
PO Box 457
Creede, CO 81130
Phone: 719-658-2276

Creede Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
North Main Street
Creede, CO 81130
Phone: 719 658-2374

Creede Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
North Main Street
Creede, CO 81130
Phone: 719 658-2374

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