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Franktown, Colorado
Franktown and the intersection of state highways 83 and 86.
Franktown and the intersection of state highways 83 and 86.
Location of the Franktown CDP in Douglas County, Colorado. Colorado
Location of the Franktown CDP in Douglas County, Colorado. Colorado
Franktown, Colorado is located in the United States
Franktown, Colorado
Franktown, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Douglas County
Government
 • Type unincorporated community
Area
 • Total 2.958 sq mi (7.661 km2)
 • Land 2.944 sq mi (7.625 km2)
 • Water 0.014 sq mi (0.036 km2)
Elevation
6,197 ft (1,889 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 395
 • Density 134/sq mi (52/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
80116
Area codes 303 & 720
GNIS feature Franktown CDP
Primary Highways Colorado 83.svg Colorado 86.svg

Franktown is an unincorporated town, a post office, and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Douglas County, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Denver–Aurora–Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Franktown post office has the ZIP Code 80116 . At the United States Census 2010, the population of the Franktown CDP was 395, while the population of the 80116 ZIP Code Tabulation Area was 3,942 including adjacent areas. Douglas County governs the unincorporated town.

History

Franktown is named for Hon. J. Frank Gardner, an early resident. Franktown was the first county seat of Douglas County, serving in this role from 1861 until 1863.

Pike's Peak Grange No. 163 in Franktown is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Geography

Franktown is located in eastern Douglas County at 39°23′25″N 104°45′14″W / 39.39028°N 104.75389°W / 39.39028; -104.75389 (39.390378, -104.753961). Colorado State Highways 83 and 86 intersect in the center of town. SH 83 leads north 9 miles (14 km) to Parker and south 45 miles (72 km) to Colorado Springs, while SH 86 leads east 9 miles (14 km) to Elizabeth and west 7 miles (11 km) to Castle Rock, the Douglas County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Franktown CDP has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.7 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 0.47%, is water. Franktown is in the valley of Cherry Creek, which flows north to join the South Platte River in downtown Denver.

Demographics

The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Franktown CDP for the United States Census 2000.

Franktown CDP, Colorado
Year Pop. ±%
2000 99 —    
2010 395 +299.0%
2020 —    
Source: United States Census Bureau

Education

The Douglas County School District serves Franktown.

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