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Rocky Ford
Otero County, Colorado


The Melon Capital of the World

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
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.


on U.S. Highway 50 near the Mountain branch of the Santa Fe Trail.
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History & History Related Items

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 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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Rocky Ford City Government

City of Rocky Ford
203 S Main St
Rocky Ford, CO 81067-1702
Phone: 719-254-7414

Rocky Ford has a mayor/city council form of government

Rocky Ford Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
105 N Main St
Rocky Ford, CO 81067-1268
Phone: 719-254-7483

Rocky Ford Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
105 N Main St
Rocky Ford, CO 81067-1268
Phone: 719-254-7483

Rocky Ford Libraries

Rocky Ford City Library
400 S 10th St
Rocky Ford, CO 81067-1718
Phone: 719-254-6641

Rocky Ford Schools

Rocky Ford School Dist Re-2
601 S 8th St
Rocky Ford, CO 81067-2013
Phone: 719-254-7423


Colorado State University
27847 County Road 21
Rocky Ford, CO 81067-9466
Phone: 719-254-6382

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