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The population of Rocky Ford is approximately 4,162 (1990), 3957 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,829 (1990), 1620 (2010).

The amount of land area in Rocky Ford is 4.14 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.017 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rocky Ford to Washington DC is 1516 miles. The distance to the Colorado state capital is 135 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rocky Ford is positioned 38.04 degrees north of the equator and 103.72 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Rocky Ford location: on U.S. Highway 50 near the Mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail.

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Rocky Ford history:

History pageHere is a history page for Rocky Ford.

Kit Carson gave the name Rocky Ford to the rocky, gravelled crossing on the Arkansas River where he would camp when in the area. The town was platted 12 April 1887. Senator G.W. Swink was the founding father of Rocky Ford, Colorado and its first mayor. He is the one who developed the famous Rocky Ford Canteloupe.
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Rocky Ford attractions:

Rocky Ford Museum
1005 Sycamore Ave
Rocky Ford, CO 81067-1760
Phone: 719-254-6737

Home of the famous Rocky Ford Canteloupe.

The Arkansas Valley Fair
An annual event held in August each year.

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