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Messex, Colorado
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Messex, Colorado is located in Colorado
Messex, Colorado
Messex, Colorado
Location in Colorado
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Washington County
4,088 ft (1,246 m)
 • Total 2
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)

Messex, Colorado is a virtual ghost town in Washington County, Colorado. Its population in the 2010 census was 2, but has been several hundred in the past. Settled in the 1860s as a "Wild West" town, it became for a time a place where German immigrants grew sugar beets. In the 1990s, the population was about a dozen people, but it had declined to just 2 people by 2010.

The community was named for Joe Messex, a railroad official.

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