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Ohio City, Colorado
Ohio, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Ohio City in 2014
Ohio City in 2014
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Gunnison
Elevation 8,570 ft (2,612 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 81237
GNIS feature ID 0189049

Ohio City is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office in Gunnison County, Colorado, United States. The Ohio City Post Office has the ZIP Code 81237.

History

In 1879, a prospector, miner, and assayer named Jacob Hess discovered silver in Ohio Creek, now known as Gold Creek He moved his camp to Ohio Creek and named his settlement Eagle City, officially becoming Ohio City's first settler. In 1881, Ohio City was surveyed and platted. The following year, the Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad was built through the town. By 1898, Ohio City was nearly deserted.

Mines

In 1898, the Cortland Mine in McIntyre Gulch was the only mine operating in the district. Three Harvard University students, the Carter brothers, surveyed land during the summers at the turn of the century. One brother, Carroll M. Carter, organized the Carter Mining Company.

Around the same time, E. M. Lamont organized the Raymond Consolidated Mines Company which mined locally.

From 1908-1912, the Colorado Smelting and Mining Company, headed by A. E. Reynolds, mined the Sacramento mine and the Silver Islet mine.

Geography

Ohio City is located at 38°34′04″N 106°34′02″W / 38.56778°N 106.56722°W / 38.56778; -106.56722 (38.567764,-106.567211).

Climate

Climate type is dominated by the winter season, a long, bitterly cold period with short, clear days, relatively little precipitation mostly in the form of snow, and low humidity. The Köppen Climate Classification sub-type for this climate is "Dfc" (Continental Subarctic Climate).

Climate data for Ohio City, Colorado
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) -3.3
(26)
-0.6
(31)
5.6
(42)
13.3
(56)
18.9
(66)
24.4
(76)
27.2
(81)
26.1
(79)
22.2
(72)
16.1
(61)
7.2
(45)
-1.1
(30)
12.8
(55)
Average low °C (°F) -21.7
(-7)
-18.9
(-2)
-11.7
(11)
-5.6
(22)
-1.7
(29)
2.2
(36)
6.1
(43)
5
(41)
0
(32)
-5.6
(22)
-12.2
(10)
-19.4
(-3)
-7.2
(19)
Precipitation mm (inches) 20
(0.8)
20
(0.8)
18
(0.7)
18
(0.7)
20
(0.8)
18
(0.7)
38
(1.5)
36
(1.4)
25
(1)
18
(0.7)
15
(0.6)
20
(0.8)
262
(10.3)
Source: Weatherbase

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