Greenland, Colorado facts for kids
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|State||State of Colorado|
|• Type||Unincorporated Community|
|• Total||1.3 sq mi (3.5 km2)|
|• Land||1.3 sq mi (3.5 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||6,726 ft (2,050 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
Greenland is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. Greenland is located off Exit 167 on Interstate 25. The largest nearby incorporated towns are Larkspur and Monument: Larkspur lies about 7 miles northeast and Monument about 13 miles south of the community. The U.S. Post Office at Larkspur (ZIP Code 80118) now serves the Greenland postal addresses.
A post office called Greenland was established in 1873, and remained in operation until 1959. The community was named for the green character of the original town site.
A series of trail races of varying distances are held in Greenland each May. Greenland Trail 50K, 25K, 8M
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