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Prospect Heights, Colorado is a town located south of Cañon City, Colorado. It is situated west of State Highway 115 and south of an area known as Capitol Hill.


The town was incorporated in 1905 and used to have its own jail and some businesses including bars and a mercantile. The jail house still stands and efforts have been made to restore it as a historical landmark. The Prospect Heights Jail was built in 1906 and has since been listed in the Colorado State Register of Historic Places. Several other buildings still exist as well, including the Prospect Heights Mercantile Store, which is now running as a store again.

Coordinates: 38°25′35″N 105°14′15″W / 38.42639°N 105.2375°W / 38.42639; -105.2375

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