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Arlington, Colorado
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Kiowa County
Established 1887
Elevation
4,222 ft (1,287 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
81021
Area code(s) 719
Highways Colorado 96.svg SH 96
GNIS feature ID 0204825

Arlington is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Kiowa County, Colorado, United States. The ZIP Code of the Arlington Post Office is 81021.

History

The town of Arlington was established by the Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1887. The Arlington Post Office opened on August 16, 1887.

Arlington Auxiliary Army Airfield

ArlingtonAuxiliaryAirfieldColoNWview
Airfield: high view from the SW corner of the triangular runway looking WNW
ArlingtionAuxiliaryAirfieldColoRunway
Airfield: E/W runway looking west

Three miles east of town is the site of the former Arlingtion Auxiliary Army Air Field #4, one of many former Colorado World War II Army Airfields. The triangular shape of the runways is not only visible from the air, but also visible from the county road. The E/W runway still has large sections of asphalt and the vegetation has noticeable changes along the runway.

Geography

Arlington is located at 38°20′08″N 103°20′33″W / 38.33556°N 103.34250°W / 38.33556; -103.34250 (38.335597,-103.342552).

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