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Boncarbo, Colorado
An old house and a slag heap in Boncarbo
An old house and a slag heap in Boncarbo
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Las Animas County
Established 1915
Elevation
6,883 ft (2,098 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
81024

Boncarbo is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. The ZIP Code of the Boncarbo Post Office is 81024.

History

The town of Boncarbo was established by the American Smelting and Refining Company in 1915. Boncarbo is a corruption of the French bon carbon, meaning good coal. The Boncarbo Post Office opened on November 15, 1917. Most of the coal mined at Boncarbo was sent to Cokedale for coking.

Geography

Boncarbo is located at 37°12′58″N 104°41′44″W / 37.21611°N 104.69556°W / 37.21611; -104.69556 (37.216249,-104.695587).

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