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Fort Lyon, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Counties Bent
Elevation 3,888 ft (1,185 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 81038
Area code(s) 719

Fort Lyon is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Bent County, Colorado, United States. The Fort Lyon Post Office has the ZIP Code 81038.

A post office called Fort Lyon was established in 1862. The community was named after Nathaniel Lyon, an officer in the American Civil War.

Geography

Fort Lyon is located at 38°05′48″N 103°09′07″W / 38.09667°N 103.15194°W / 38.09667; -103.15194 (38.096741,-103.152008).


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