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Bovina, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Lincoln County
Settled about 1886
Elevation 5,190 ft (1,582 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80818 (Genoa)
GNIS feature ID 0204818

Bovina is an unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Colorado, United States. The ZIP Code of Bovina (80818) is held at the Genoa Post Office.

History

A post office called Bovina was established in 1899, and remained in operation until 1955. The community was named for nearby cattle ranches, "Bovina" meaning "cattle" in Spanish.

Geography

Bovina is located at 39°17′8″N 103°16′32″W / 39.28556°N 103.27556°W / 39.28556; -103.27556 (39.285589, -103.275624). Bovina is located on the old US 24 highway. Just off Interstate 70 at exit 376, and along the Union Pacific Railroad line between Limon and Burlington. It is located approximately 7 miles E of Genoa and 8 miles W of Arriba. The town is located on an unnamed creek. Recently, homes have been constructed in the town's area.

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